Pakistan corruption perception Index falls

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Pakistan corruption perception Index falls

*ISLAMABAD - Pakistan ranking on Corruption Perception Index has fallen from 175 to 117, Chairman NAB Javaid Iqbal has reported.*

Pakistan is the only country whose corruption perception index is persistently on declining trend, he said while chairing a meeting today.

The NAB chairman described bribery and corruption as poison, saying “We must put it down with an iron hand.”

“Father of nation Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had also termed bribery and corruption as one of the biggest curses,” he added.

He said the Bureau has chalked out a comprehensive operational methodology for proceeding of cases complaint verification, inquiry and investigation.Iqbal said NAB was committed to corruption free Pakistan and would recover looted money from corrupt persons and bring them to justice as per law.

The Chairman said to close possibility of any single NAB officer/official influencing discharge of official business, the concept of a “Combined Investigation Team” (CIT) has been introduced where two investigation officers and a legal consultant are working as a team for a fair, transparent and unbiased, inquiry/ investigation.

NAB had been unanimously elected as Chairman of SAARC Anti Corruption Forum which is the great achievement.