NAB committed to eradicate corruption with professionalism, transparently: Qamar Zaman

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption with professionalism, transparently and iron hands on merit.

He said this while second day of his farewell visit to NAB Multan here on Saturday.

Today NAB has rejuvenated and officers or officials are working in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty, said a press release here.

The Chairman NAB said that the PILDAT report for the last year supports the position stated above as 42 per cent people trusted NAB against 30 per cent for police and 29 per cent for government officials.

He said the recent report of Transparency International also rated Pakistan in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 175 to 116 which is a great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB’s efforts.

The World Economic Forum in its report of 2016 said that Pakistan’s corruption Perception Index has decease from 126 to 122 which is great achievement.

He said that he perfected the procedure to make NAB more effective and devised a proactive Anti-Corruption Strategy which is considered best strategy due to its efficacy and remarkable results.

Qamar Zaman said that NAB has perfected its procedures after taking various new initiatives during the tenure of present management of NAB which have started yielding excellent results and we can say that today NAB has rejuvenated to eradicate corruption from the country.

He said that the hard work being put in by NAB officers is commendable.

He further said nation has proud upon NAB officers or officials who are performing their national duty with absolutely professionally, transparently according to law.

NAB during the last four years recovered Rs. 50 billion from corrupt and deposited in the national exchequer which a record achievement as no other Anti Corruption agency in Pakistan has recovered such a huge amount in short span of four years.

Chairman NAB said that the main purpose of NAB’s Awareness and Prevention campaign is to create Awareness against the ill effects of corruption among the citizen of Pakistan especially youth of Pakistan.

He said that NAB in collaboration with HEC established 45,000 Character Building Societies (CBSs) in universities and colleges as youths are considered a vanguard in this fight.

He said NAB has set target for 2017 that the number of Character Building Societies (CBS) should reach at least at 55 thousands due to its importance and excellent feedback received so far.

He said that NAB hosted first meeting of heads of SAARC anti-corruption authorities in which all SAARC countries selected NAB as its first Chairman which is great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB efforts.

Qamar Zaman said that Pakistan’s Apex Anti Corruption Agency, NAB is the only Organization in the world with whom China has signed MoU in order to streamline cooperation in the field of anti-corruption and oversee projects to be undertaken under CEPC.

He said that NAB has established its first Forensic Science Lab (FSL) which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis.

The Chairman NAB said that NAB Multan is one of the important Regional Bureaus of NAB. It has played prominent role in contributing towards the overall performance of NAB.

He appreciated the performance of NAB Multan and directed all ranks of officers of NAB Multan to work more vigilantly, diligently and honestly in order to curb corruption and corrupt practices from the country.

He appreciated the performance of all wings of NAB Multan under the supervision of Atiq ur Rehman, Director General NAB Multan.

After the meeting, Chairman NAB pen down his remarks on the visitor’s book and hoped that NAB Multan will maintain high standards of work and quality of inquiries and investigations as per law in future.