Karachi, March 31, 2016 (PPI-OT):NAB Karachi in collaboration with University of Karachi organized a seminar on the topic of Controlling Corruption in Pakistan. The program started with the welcome speech by Registrar Prof Dr Moazzam Ali Khan. It was attended by more than three hundred students, Faculty and management of university and NAB representatives. Lt. Col (R) Siraj ul Naeem, DG NAB Karachi was the key note speaker in the seminar. In his speech, he told the audience about ill effects and cost of corruption that has been deteriorating Pakistan’s economy.
He said that NAB has revamped its three pronged strategy on the directions of Chairman NAB. Emphasizing on the role of a citizens, he asked youth to involve themselves and everyone in fight against corruption. People can contribute by saying no to bribe and corruption, use their spending in the organizations which are implementing best business practices and spread word against corruption through social media.
DG NAB shared pre-independence and post independence practices and various Anti-Corruption laws with the audience. He also shared performance of NAB Karachi during 2015. NAB Karachi has conclusively dealt with 7614 complaints. The number of complaints disposed off in 2015 was more than double in number of complaints received and disposed in the year 2014. In 2015, NAB Karachi completed 353 out of 432 inquiries, 121 out of 234 investigations on merit.
During the year 2015, NAB Karachi filed 101 references in Accountability Court and arrested 172 persons. It is pertinent to mention here that from 2010 to 2014, the regional bureau had arrested 174 persons whereas, only in year 2015, NAB Karachi has arrested 172 persons which is a significant achievement. The Bureau recovered Rs 18856 M (18.856 Billion) from the corrupt elements after thorough investigations. He stressed the role of State Regularity and Public Accountability Bodies and need to cultivate strong political will to fight corruption for success.
Moreover, he added that with preventive efforts and intervention of NAB Karachi, Twenty Five Thousand, six hundred and eighty two (25682) acres of land worth Rs 4.2 Trillion, earlier allotted by Chief Minister was cancelled by the same Chief Minister Sindh and returned to Government of Sindh. Besides, 3 lac acres of land in 56 Dehs of District Thatta was incorporated in Village form VII in the name of fake and suspicious owners during reconstruction of record of rights. NAB had it cancelled with its efforts.
Professor Dr Muhammad Qaiser, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi gave closing remarks after which an interactive question and answer session was held. The seminar was concluded with the integrity oath taking ceremony of more than 300 students and participants and award of souvenirs to the management of Karachi University for extending full cooperation in organizing this seminar.
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