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NAB’s Conviction Ratio is About 70 per cent: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said that NAB strongly believes in zero corruption hundred per cent development.

He said that NAB has devised a proactive and comprehensive National Anti-Corruption Strategy.

Chairman NAB made these views while chairing a meeting to review the performance of all wings of NAB Headquarters here today.

The chairman of the anti-graft watchdog said that the feedback received about the initiatives taken by the present management of NAB is very encouraging as today NAB’s conviction ratio is about 70 per cent which is a remarkable achievement in the investigation of white-collar crime cases. NAB has not only established state of the art Forensic Science LAB for investigations of all cases of white-collar crime by using state of the art modem technology/techniques.

He said that through detailed introspection and analysis of organizational overall of procedures/processes, all pillars of the organization i.e. Operations, Prosecution, Training and Research, Human Resource Development and Awareness and Prevention Divisions have been reactivated.

He said that NAB is committed to combating corruption with the realization that eradication of corruption is our national duty and it would result in common well being and that we all are together in the eradication of corruption, He said that NAB is determined for corruption and directed all officers of NAB to demonstrate absolute fairness, transparency and merit in the discharge of their national duties as per law.

Chairman NAB said that to close the possibility of any single NAB officer/official influencing the discharge of official business, the new concept of a “Combined Investigation Team” (CIT) was introduced where two investigation officers and a legal consultant, financial expert under the supervision of Additional Director/Case and concerned Director are working as a team for a fair, transparent and unbiased, inquiry/ investigations which is lending quality and solid evidence in conduct of inquiries and investigations.

He said that NAB has devised Monitoring & Evaluation System (MES) in order to monitor NAB performance of NAB and all Regional Bureaus in the qualitative and quantitative term which has proved He said that NAB is the Chairman of SAARC.

He said that NAB is absolutely committed to nab and corrupt elements and has recovered Rs. 153 billion. He said that NAB 1999’s preamble emphasizes on the recovery of looted money. Due to this reason, NAB has recovered Rs. 328 billion since its inception.