Justice (R) Javed Iqbal rejuvenates NAB
ISLAMABAD : NAB is an apex national anti-corruption organization which was established in 1999 to eradicate corruption and recover looted money from corrupt and deposit in national exchequer.
NAB has its Headquarters in Islamabad and eight regional bureaus in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, KPK, Multan, Sukkur and Gilgit Baltistan, says a press statement issued here Sunday.
NAB since its inception has received about 3, 78541 complaints from individuals and private / public organizations. During this period, NAB authorized 12, 935 complaint verification, 8220 inquiries, 4021 investigations, filed 3296 corruption references in respective accountability courts.
Today, 1211 corruption references are under process in the respective accountability courts and overall conviction ratio of NAB is about 77 percent which is great achievement of NAB besides recovering Rs. 296.850/- billion of ill-gotten money from corrupt and all amount deposited in the national exchequer.
NAB is absolutely committed to work honestly, transparently, fairly, professionally and on merit for a 100 % corruption free Pakistan in accordance with law. Pakistan is considered as role model for SAARC Countries in eradication of Corruption due to NAB’s efforts as Pakistan is the only country who’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) according to Transparency International Report has been decreased from 175 to 116.
Pakistan is the first Chairman of SAARC Anti Corruption Forum which is great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB as well as NAB. This is just because of the proactive Anti-Corruption Strategy of Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement adopted by NAB and involving youth of Universities, Colleges and Schools to aware them about the ill effects of corruption at an early age.
Today, NAB is the only organization who has established 55 thousands Character Building Societies of students throughout the country. Due to this reason, today eradication of corruption is the voice of the whole nation and NAB under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB is working hard to come up to the expectations of the nation.
Both opposition and ruling party had appointed Justice Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB with consensus. The reason was his integrity, honesty and excellent past record of Justice Javed Iqbal. After assuming charge, Justice said on very first day (October 11, 2017), that his new responsibilities were challenging and working honestly would contribute in enhancing goodwill of the institution and winning respect from the people. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB as Acting Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan adopted policy “Justice for all” and now as Chairman NAB his policy is ‘Accountability for all’.
Today, NAB’s sun is shining across the country due to NAB’s ‘Accountability of All’ policy. NAB has rejuvenated in more than seven months to eradicate corruption at all cost from Pakistan. Chairman NAB not only got briefing from every wing of NAB and directed all DGS to complete inquiries, investigations within the stipulated time period of ten months. After assumption of his responsibilities, on October 25, Chairman NAB had also sought report of 179 mega corruption cases and directed all DGs of NAB that now cases will not be kept in files and it will be completed within stipulated time frame as per law.
NAB has initiated complaint verifications against politicians, bureaucrats and ex-military officers across the board on alleged allegations of corruption etc which are not final until they prove correct as per law. The indiscriminate action has increased the prestige of NAB manifold due to indiscriminate and visible action against the mighty as the aim of NAB is to apprehend the corrupt and deposit the looted amount in the national exchequer.
Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal has spent major part of his life in providing justice to people. He has an unmatchable and flawless personality with integrity and honor. He believes in self respect of humanity and does not believe in breaching self esteem of any person. He is human friendly, straight forward, law abiding and has unblemished personality. His last more than seven months performance has proved without any iota of doubt that Justice has proved true to his words indiscriminate accountability is most important in the progress and prosperity of a country.
Justice Javed’s practical measures have been lauded by the whole nation. The whole nation is with the NAB for elimination of corruption. It could be said that the initiatives taken by Justice Javed of indiscriminate measures against elimination of corruption have won laurels of all and sundry. NAB also sent a clear message to big fish that it will concentrate on the case and not the Face as all are equal before the law.