Urumqi, November 13, 2016 (PPI-OT): H.E. Mr. Shohrat Zakir, Governor of Xinxiang Province, China held a meeting with Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB Pakistan in Urumqi, China. The Mayor of Urumqi and leaders of Central Commission for Discipline and Inspection also attended the meeting. The meeting held in a very cordial atmosphere in which matters of mutual interest came under discussion.
Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that Pakistan and China and are time tested friends. Pakistan and China has signed MOU for eradication of corruption. The cooperation between the two countries to eradicate corruption will be further enhanced. He said that NAB is Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organization which is committed to eradicate corruption with absolute professionalism, transparently and on merit for a corruption free Pakistan.
He said that NAB is essentially a complaint driven organization which was established to eradicate corruption and looted money from corrupt. Chairman NAB said that NAB has chalked out a very comprehensive three pronged Strategy i.e.; Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement Strategy (Operational Strategy). The operational methodology for proceeding of cases from complaint verification to inquiry, inquiry to investigation and finally filing of reference in the respective Accountability Courts as per law.
He said that the year 2014 which we can be called basically a year of re-invigoration of NAB. He said that to close the possibility of any single NAB officer/official influencing the discharge of official business, the concept of a “Combined Investigation Team” (CIT) was introduced where two investigation officers and a legal consultant are working as a team for a fair, transparent and unbiased, inquiry/ investigation. An objective appraisal system – Partly Quantified Grading System – Monitoring and Evaluation System and the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) have improved quality of the output.
He said that the present management of NAB initiated the process of putting NAB back on rails. NAB has now rejuvenated after taking various innovative steps. He said that due to our effective efforts PILDAT, Transparency International, Mishal and World Economic Forum have appreciated our performance which is a great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB’s efforts. He said that NAB’s Anti-corruption country-wide campaign in Pakistan will continue in year 2016 and we hope that joint efforts of all stakeholders can collaborate to check corruption and corrupt practices before happening with the help of all stakeholders, civil society, media and people at large.
H.E. Mr. Shohrat Zakir, Governor of Xinxiang Province, China said that China attaches great importance to its relations with Pakistan. He appreciated Pakistan’s efforts through NAB for eradication of corruption under the leadership of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB. He said that signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between China and Pakistan to eradicate corruption in a milestone achievement which will enable both countries to work jointly in future for cooperation in the field of Anti-Corruption work. He expressed his full cooperation and assistance in eradication of corruption between the two countries in further.
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