ISLAMABAD, AUG 10 /DNA/ – Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review overall performance of NAB since its inception at NAB Headquarters. Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Ashar Hairder, Prosecutor General Accountability, (PGA) Zahir Shah, DG Operations NAB, and other senior officers of NAB attended the meeting.

During the meeting, it was informed by DG Operations that NAB had received 496,460 complaints since its inception, out of which 487,124 complaints were disposed of. NAB has authorized 16,093 Complaint Verification (CVs), while 15,378 Complaint Verification were completed. NAB has authorized 10,241 inquiries, out of which 9,275 inquiries have been completed. NAB has authorized 4,654 Investigations, out of which 4,358 Investigations have been completed by NAB since its inception. It was informed that has recovered Rs. 816.793 Billion directly and indirectly since its inception, which is a record achievement.

It was further informed that NAB had filed 3754 references in various Learned Accountability Courts, out of which 2477 References were decided by Learned Accountability Courts. Currently, 1277 references having worth of Rs. 1335.019 Billion are under trail at various Learned Accountability Courts. 

The Honorable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has said that NAB is absolutely committed to nab big fish and logical conclusion of mega corruption cases by adopting Accountability for All policy. He said that NAB has chalked out and an effective Anti-Corruption Strategy comprising Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement in order to eradicate corruption through Zero Tolerance policy. He said that NAB is considered role model among SAARC countries. Due this reason, NAB was selected first Chairman of SAARC anti Corruption Forum. NAB is focal Department of Pakistan under United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). He said that NAB has signed an MOU with China to oversee CPEC projects being conducted in Pakistan. He said that NAB has introduced a new concept of Combine Investigation Team (CIT) in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers in order to further improve the standard and quality of inquiries and investigations on the basis of solid evidence as well as statements of witnesses and documentary evidence besides establishing state of the art Forensic Science LAB which has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint analysis. These initiatives of NAB are lending quality. He said that youth is our future; NAB has signed an MOU with Higher Education Commission in order to aware youth about the ill effects of corruption in universities and colleges at an early age. Under this initiative, NAB has successfully established more than 50 thousands Character Building Societies in various universities and colleges besides constituting prevention committees in consultations in with respective provincial and federal government department in order to assist them to identify and plug loopholes in order to check corruption. He said that as per Gillani and Gallup survey, 59 percent people have shown trust upon NAB. Moreover, reputed national and international organizations like Transparency International (TI) Pakistan, World Economic Forum, Global Peace Canada, PILDAT and Mishal Pakistan have appreciated NAB’s efforts in eradication of corruption. He said that NAB has devised a comprehensive Quantified Grading System in order to further improve the performance of NAB Headquarter and all Regional Bureaus. Under Quantified Grading System, NAB Headquarters and Regional Bureau’s are being evaluated on annual and midterm basis at a given criteria which has proved very successful in increasing the repute and image of NAB manifold due to regular monitoring, inspection and implementation of decisions taken by the present management of NAB under the dynamic Leadership of Honorable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB.