Optimum resources being utilised to eradicate corruption: NAB

Optimum resources being utilised to eradicate corruption: NAB


NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal on Monday appreciated anti graft watchdog's excellent performance.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Monday said optimum resources were being utilized to eradicate the menace of corruption from the country.

Presiding over a meeting to review NAB s four years overall performance, NAB Chairman appreciated anti graft watchdog s excellent performance.

He said NAB has been made a functioning institution by introducing various new reforms.

The Accountability Courts convicted 1405 accused due to effective prosecution of all the regional bureaus of NAB in collaboration with NAB operations and prosecution division.

It was informed during the meeting that from October 2017 to December 2021, NAB has recovered a total of Rs 584 billion directly and indirectly from corrupt elements.

In addition to awareness, prevention and enforcement, the NAB has taken several steps in addition to formulating an effective and comprehensive anti-corruption strategy based on the slogan of Faith of NAB Corruption Free Pakistan and commitment to "Accountability for All".

According to the Gilani & Gallup poll, 59% of people trust NAB. NAB s outstanding performance has been appreciated by reputable national and international organizations such as Transparency International, World Economic Forum, Global Peace Canada, PILDAT and Mashal Pakistan.

The Government of Pakistan has appreciated the efforts to improve the ranking of FATF/APG members, especially in the preparation of follow-up reports.

This helped the FATF Coordinating Committee Pakistan to complete its work on time.

Right now as many as 1,237 references of corruption are being heard in accountability courts across the country, the value of which is approximately Rs. 1335.019 million.

The overall conviction ratio of NAB in accountability courts was 66.8%.

It was further informed at the meeting that NAB has set up a combined investigation team system to further improve the quality of inquiry and investigation based on solid evidence, documentary evidence and witnesses and to benefit from the collective wisdom of senior NAB supervisory officers.

The NAB has fixed 10 months for expeditious disposal of corruption cases, 2 months for complaint investigation, 4 months for inquiry and 4 months for investigation.