Islamabad, June 30, 2016 (PPI-OT):Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar, Deputy Chairman NAB have a meeting with H.E. Mr. Dayani Mendis, Ministers of Sri Lanka on Anti-corruption and H.E. Mr. Mohammad Slaoui, Minister of Morocco on Anti Corruption on the side lines of International Conference on Anti-corruption at Vienna, Austria and discussed matters of mutual interest including NAB’s performance under the leadership of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB especially for the last two years. Mr. Waqas Qadeer Dar, Prosecutor General Accountability and Mr. Zahid Shaikh, Additional Director, NAB were also part of the Pakistan delegation.
Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar, Deputy Chairman NAB said that corruption is the mother of all evils. Corruption undermines development and rule of law. Corruption not only causes delays in the early completion of development projects but also causes huge losses to national exchequer. Considering these facts, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was established in Pakistan as Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organization which is assigned with the responsibility of elimination of corruption through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement.
NAB operates under the National Accountability Ordinance-1999. NAB has eight Regional Bureaus and its Headquarters is in Islamabad. He said that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption across the board by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy against corrupt. He said fighting corruption in its different forms and manifestations is among the top priorities of NAB. At the national level, we have in place a robust legislative, policy, administrative and institutional framework to address the evil of corruption in an efficient and comprehensive manner.
The Whistle Blowing Act has been approved by Prime Minister of Pakistan and now has been submitted to Parliament for approval. As part of its anti-corruption approach, Pakistan attached significance to promoting regional and international cooperation. He said that to create awareness against the ill effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Over 20, 000 Character Building Societies (CBSs) have been established by NAB in universities and colleges to create awareness against corruption as youths are our future and considered a vanguard in this fight. He said that NAB has devised a comprehensive Quantified Grading System in NAB in order to review annual performance of NAB’s Regional Bureaus and further to improve the performance of Officers/Officials of NAB.
Under this grading system, NAB Regional Bureau’s performance (Operational Efficiency Index (OEI) are being evaluated at a given criteria. The annual performance of all NAB’s Regional Bureaus under Quantified Grading System has been evaluated during January and February 2016 and all Regional Bureaus have been informed about their strengths and weaknesses which will help them to improve their performance in future. He said that NAB has established its first Forensic Science LAB (FSL) in NAB Rawalpindi Regional Bureau.
The Forensic Science LAB has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis. He said that NAB has developed Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) System catering the needs of all concerned having salient features of maintenance of data at each stage including complaint entry, complaint verification, inquiry, investigation, prosecution stage and record preservation of Regional Board Meetings and Executive Board Meetings including case brief, decisions made and list of participants attended the meeting with time and date and setting up of an effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) System and ability to analyze data in qualitative and quantitative form having warnings and alarms system for violators.
He said that NAB has planned establishment of NAB’s Anti-Corruption Academy at Islamabad for capacity building of NAB officers/Officials on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy. Both the Ministers of Morocco and Sri Lankan on Anti Corruption appreciated the performance of NAB under the leadership of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB.
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