Important session of NAB executive board held under chairmanship of NAB Chief
Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review overall performance of NAB at NAB headquarters.
He said that Transparency International (TI) Pakistan and world Economic Forum have appreciated NAB’s overall performance in eradication of corruption and corrupt practices especially the report of Transparency International Pakistan issued on July 30, 2020 in which Mr. Sohail Muzaffar Chairman Transparency International (TI) Pakistan has stated that NAB under the leadership of Honorable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB, anti-corruption drive has resulted in an excellent impact much needed since its inception, and NAB has so far made recovery of Rs 466 Billion which is a remarkable achievement.
Transparency International Pakistan has been working with NAB since 2000, on awareness and preventive efforts to eradicate corruption, and has held many workshops, trainings, and seminars, especially on NAB’s interaction with business community and bureaucrats, assisting in NACS, UNCAC etc.
*Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB said that NAB is determined to eradicate corruption in all its forms and manifestations as corruption is the mother of all evils. In order to further improve the quality of inquiries and investigations on the basis of solid and documentary evidence, NAB has started combine investigation Team (CIT) system in order to conduct inquiries and investigations comprising of one senior investigation officer, one junior Investigation officer, Additional Director investigation as case officer, legal counsel, financial expert, land revenue expert and forensic expert under the supervision of Director and DG concerned to benefit from collective wisdom.
NAB has established its own Pakistan Training and Research Academy in which specialized training has been started to impart investigation officers as well as Prosecutors officers on modern lines in order to conduct investigations of cases of money laundering and white collar crime cases. NAB has also established Anti Money Laundering Cell in NAB headquarters as well as witness handling cells in all the regions to improve the standard and quality of investigations as per law*.
NAB is regularly reviewing the performance of NAB through computer based specially devised state of art monitoring and evaluation systems but also physically inspecting through Chairman NAB’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CIMT) to further review overall performance of NAB. On the instructions of Chairman NAB, Special complaint cells have been established in NAB Headquarters and all bureaus to listen to the complaints of the business community as NAB has great regard for the business community which play a vital role in the development of the country.
Moreover, Honorable Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB has life long experience in investigation of white collar crime cases. Similarly, Zahir Shah, DG Operations NAB and all DGs of Regional Bureaus of NAB are working very hard to ensure conduct of complaint verifications, inquiries and Investigations in an analytical way in order to overcome the shortcoming if any well in time.