NAB committed to making Pakistan 100 percent corruption free

By: News Desk      Published: 01:38 AM, 13 Jul, 2020
NAB committed to making Pakistan 100 percent corruption free
NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal.–File photo

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) under the leadership of its chairman, Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, is committed to making Pakistan 100 percent corruption free and resolute on taking mega corruption scandals and white-collar crimes to their logical end.

Conviction rate in NAB cases in 2019 was 68.8 percent. Credible national and international institutions have praised NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal for his performance. After assuming the charge as NAB chairman, Justice Javed Iqbal took effective measures to curb corruption and take the corrupt elements to the dock. Reputed institution like Transparency International, PILDAT and Mishal Pakistan have praised the performance of NAB.

According to a survey by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 59 percent of Pakistanis trust the NAB due to its performance. NAB is currently leading the SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum, which is a matter of pride for Pakistan. Pakistan is the only country, which has signed an MoU with China to curb corruption. Pakistan and China are working together to ensure transparency in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

NAB is the only institution in Pakistan that is trying to recover the looted money from corrupt people. Since its inception, NAB has recovered more than Rs466 billion from corrupt people and deposited this amount to the national exchequer. NAB has set up the Pakistan Training and Research Academy, which is training NAB officers in effectively investigating white-collar crimes and money laundering cases.

Also, NAB has set up a Forensic Science Academy in Rawalpindi for analysis of documents, fingerprints and digital data. Justice Javed Iqbal reviews the performance of NAB Headquarters and regional bureaus on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly basis.