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Australian Federal Police hands over equipment to National Accountability Bureau: Qamar Zaman Chaudhry

Islamabad, November 01, 2016 (PPI-OT): A ceremony for handing over latest equipment to NAB by Australian Federal Police was held at NAB Headquarter. A delegation of Australian Federal Police led by Mr. Philip Hunter, Senior Officer of Australian Federal Police met with Chairman NAB Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry and senior officers of NAB at NAB Headquarter Office.

Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhary Chairman, NAB said that NAB is an apex anti-corruption organization. It has established its own Forensic Science LAB with an aim to equip NAB with latest technology to cater for its emerging needs to eliminate menace of corruption from the Country.

He said that under our proactive approach, NAB has been engaging different governmental and non-governmental organizations and civil society in its fight against corruption. He said with the help of properly functioning forensic Science Lab, investigation Officers (IOs) probing different high profile corruption cases are now able to conduct Complaint Verifications, Inquiries and Investigations transparently and on merit.

He said that NAB’s Forensic Science LAB has the facilities of Digital Forensics, Fingerprint Forensics and Questioned Documents. Establishment of Forensic Science LAB will help in retrieving of documents from electronic devices like Cell Phones, Computers, iPads and networks.

The Chairman NAB said that in recent times, technology and modern techniques are playing vital role in reaching the logical conclusion of investigations. NAB’s own Forensic Science LAB is one such tool that is gaining importance in detecting and investigating white collar crimes.

He said that we appreciated help of Australian Federal Police (AFP) in establishment of Forensic Science Lab which is now a notified Forensic Lab by Federal Government in the fields of digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Finger Prints. NAB’s Forensic Science Lab is giving services, comparatively in lesser time. Provision of the latest equipment to NAB by Australian Federal Police (AFP), the capacity of NAB’s Forensic Science Lab will be further enhanced to meet the requirements/challenges in future.

Mr. Philip Hunter, Senior Police Officer, Australian Federal Police (AFP) appreciated the efforts and performance of NAB under the leadership of Chairman NAB and said NAB’s Forensic Science Lab in a short span of time has developed into an advanced and state of the art Forensic LAB.

He added that Australian Federal Police (AFP) will continue to support NAB in the fields of forensic equipment as well as capacity building of NAB Forensic experts to further enhance their capabilities in future. Chairman NAB in the end, thanked Mr. Philip Hunter, Senior Officer of Australian Federal Police for provision of latest’s equipment for NAB’s Forensic Science Lab and continued support in this regard.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
Attaturk Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214503
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk
Website: www.nab.gov.pk

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