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Corruption not only causes delays in early completion of development projects but also causes huge losses to national exchequer: Qamar Zaman Chaudhry

Multan, March 27, 2015 (PPI-OT): Corruption affects country just like a cancer as Corruption is one of the major factors that hurdles the progress hand prosperity of a country. Corruption not only causes delays in the early completion of development projects but also causes huge losses to national exchequer. Awareness and prevention of corruption is a challenging task and as a Pakistanis it is our moral duty to spread awareness regarding the ill effects of the menace. This was stated by Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB while talking to media persons at NAB Multan Regional Office.

He said considering these facts, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was established in 1999. The purpose of NAB’s all these efforts is to root out corruption from the country and make all the public and private institutions to serve the general public in a genuine way, having no complaint of ‘bribe or greed’ against them from the public.

He said over 4009 Character Building Societies (CBSs) have been established with the help of NAB and HEC in the country in universities, colleges and schools during the last one year to create awareness against corruption. Youths are considered a vanguard in this fight.

He said NAB has also filed 6 references in the Rs 22 billion Modarba Scam. So far 30 accused persons have been arrested in Modarba scam including Mufti Ehsan-ul-Haq, Mufti Ibrar-ul-Haq, Hafiz Muhammad Nawaz, Moeen Aslam, Obaidullah, Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Usmani, Sajjad Ahmed, Asif Javed, Ghulam Rasool Ayubi, Muhammad Hussain Ahmed, Hamid Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan, Bilal Khan Bangash, Matiur Rehman, Muhammad Numan Qureshi, Syed Aksheed Hussain, Muhammad Adil Butt, Muhammad Saqib, Umair Ahmed and Khan Muhammad.

He said NAB has devised a comprehensive Quantified Grading System in NAB in order to review and further improve the performance of Officers/Officials of NAB. Under this grading system, NAB Regional Bureaus will be evaluated at a given criteria 80% will be considered “Outstanding/Excellent”, marks between 60% to 79% will be considered as “Very Good”, marks between 40% to 49% will be considered as “Good”, while marks less than 40% will be considered as “Below Average”.

He said Multan is very important NAB Regional Bureau which was inaugurated yesterday. He said NAB is committed to further energize anti-corruption drive,” the regional NAB office would cover three divisions of South Punjab including Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan and would help our efforts to eliminate corruption.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk

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