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National Accountability Bureau Forms Committee on Land Revenue System to Suggest Preventive Measures against Corruption

Islamabad: National Accountability Bureau, being apex anti corruption agency of Pakistan is committed to eliminate corruption and corrupt practices from society through focused approach as enunciated in National Anti Corruption Strategy. Since inception, NAB has been taking various initiatives to create awareness and devise preventive measures against corruption besides enforcement operations.

At present the land revenue management system of Pakistan is perceived to be one of the highest corruption prone areas which not only affect the agricultural community in the rural sector but also it is a source of perpetration of mega land scams in urban areas.

To resolve the issue of illegal allotment of state land, the Chairman NAB, under the provision of section 33-C of National Accountability Ordinance 1999, has ordered to carry out a preventive study of land revenue management system.

In the Executive Board Meeting at NAB Headquarter Islamabad, a case regarding “grabbing Government land though illegal and dishonest means” was put up for authorization of investigation. The other factors relating to corruption of revenue department were also discussed.

The Chairman NAB Admiral (R) Fasih Bokhari thus ordered to form a committee under section 33-C of NAO 1999 to prevent the malpractices in the department by identifying inherent weaknesses and other grey areas causing corruption in the land revenue management system. Director General Awareness and Prevention Division Lt Col (R) Siraj ul Naeem has been assigned the subject task.

Findings of the committee, after approval of the Chairman NAB will be forwarded to concerned quarters for incorporation in legislation, rules and procedures. All the stakeholders including Members Board of Revenue of all provinces will be taken on board.

This effort of NAB will streamline the land revenue management system. It will not only help in minimizing the corruption from the system but will also reduce the number of litigations thus reducing the burden from the courts and provide substantial relief to millions of people.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: 051-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: 051-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk

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