Islamabad, May 07, 2015 (PPI-OT): Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) visited NAB Karachi to review the performance of NAB Karachi Regional Bureau. DG NAB Karachi Lt. Col (R) Siraj–ul-Naeem along with his team briefed Chairman NAB about the current status of various cases, investigations, inquiries and references. The Chairman NAB said that NAB Karachi is dealing with important cases. It plays a prominent role in contributing towards the overall performance of NAB.
The DG NAB informed the Chairman that NAB Karachi dealt with 60 Complaint Verifications (CV), out of which 39 have been disposed off and 21 are under process. He further explained that NAB Karachi Regional Bureau is conducting 286 inquiries, from which 146 have been completed and 140 are under process. On the investigation side, a total number of 140 investigations were carried, out of which 19 have been completed and 121 are under process. Chairman NAB was further informed that NAB Karachi has recovered Rs.874.566 million. NAB Karachi filed 16 references during the period of Jan to April 2015.
Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB reiterated that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption and corrupt practices across the country and emphasized that the mega cases of corruption should be priority of NAB on the example of Indonesia Model. Chairman NAB directed that every investigation officer should maintained case diary and it should be checked by Desk Officer at least twice a week and once a week by the Director of the wing. He emphasized that proper evidential proof must accompany with every case and Directors of all wings must maintain transparency, merit and accuracy.
The chairman NAB stated that communications skills of all NAB officers must be emphasized upon and training programs on writing skills should be arranged regularly. He appreciated the professionalism being displayed by officers/officials of NAB Karachi Regional Bureau in their work and stated that after June 30-2015 the work load will comparatively reduce as all pending cases have the deadline of June 30th, 2015 to complete pending cases. He was pleased to note the progress made in the prevention committee on health, education and excise and taxation.
The Chairman NAB appreciated the performance of NAB Karachi and directed to arrest culprits, absconders and Proclaimed Offenders (POs) by using all resources. He directed that all complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations should be completed transparently, in time and on the basis of evidence on merit under laid down procedures and SOP.
The Chairman NAB said NAB believes in zero tolerance against corruption and directed all Officers/Officials of NAB Karachi to work more vigilantly, honestly and diligently in order to curb corruption and corrupt practices from the country. He appreciated the performance of all wings of NAB Karachi under the supervision of its Director General and wished that better results will be produced in the future. He hoped that NAB Karachi will continue to work with same pace and zeal without any fear and favour.
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