WEF, TIP all praise for NAB’s strategy, says chairman

Terms Bureau's Awareness and Prevention Policy campaign a remarkable achievement against corruption

By: News Desk      Published: 02:36 PM, 16 Jun, 2020
WEF, TIP all praise for NAB’s strategy, says chairman

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed lqbal Tuesday chaired a meeting to review NAB's Awareness and Prevention Policy at Bureau’s headquarters in Islamabad.

He said that NAB's Awareness and Prevention Strategy was appreciated by World Economic Forum and Transparency International Pakistan besides other reputed national organisations in order to aware people through media about the ill-effects of corruption which is a remarkable achievement.

NAB will continue its effective awareness and prevention campaign with more dedication, devotion and commitment in future, he said.

The chairman said NAB is mandated to carry out awareness and prevention functions against corruption in pursuance of Section 33C of National Accountability Ordinance (MAO).

Under NAB's Awareness and Prevention effective campaign across the country, NAB has been engaging different governmental, non-governmental organizations, media, civil society and other segments of the society in order to aware people about the ill-effects of corruption.

He said as per excellent feedback received and appreciation of reputed national and international organisations, various segments of society, NAB's awareness campaign on "NAB's Faith-Corruption free Pakistan" had been effectively highlighted in print, electronic and social media throughout the country.

He said that the present management of NAB has taken various measures including effective APC Awareness and Prevention Campaign to aware people about the ill-effects of corruption.

The details of the NAB campaign are: Due to NAB's efforts, on all ATM machines of all scheduled Banks carry NAB's message across the country in order to aware people about the ill-effects of corruption.

NAB and Higher Education Commission (HEC) have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating awareness amongst the students of various Universities and Colleges. Due to this collaboration, over 50,000 Character Building Societies (CBS) have been established in various universities and colleges across the country so that students may be aware about the ill effects of corruption at an early age.

NAB, SNGPL, IESCO, LESCO, GEPCO, FESCO and Karachi-Electric join hands to print NAB's message from their platform in order to disseminate awareness about the ill effects of corruption.

IESCO and other organizations have started printing NAB message "Say No to Corruption" on electricity bills and Gas bills.

NAB in coordination with Islamabad Traffic Police has started printing 2.4 million NAB message on all driving licenses.

The anti-graft body in collaboration with PTA has disseminated NAB message to all mobile phone subscribers across the country through different mobile phone companies at the eve or International Anti-Corruption Day in order to aware people belong to all segments of society about the ill effects of corruption.

NAB in collaboration with Pakistan Film Censor Board continuously aired NAB's video message in all cinema houses of the country. NAB's initiative has been appreciated by the public at large.

NAB's message is being printed on all government tenders issued for publication in newspapers in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan which will be expanded to other provinces accordingly.

The Chairman NAB said that Besides, Awareness Campaign, NAB has established approximately 20 Prevention Committee in order to identify and to plug the loopholes in consultation with relevant Ministries.

He said that logical conclusion of mega corruption cases in the top most priority of NAB.

NAB has geared up to perform its national duty by adopting "Accountability for All' policy in order to eradicate corruption from the country.