Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday approved the training Programme for the year 2017. The NAB Chairman approved this while chairing a meeting to review progress of Training of Trainers (TOT) two-week workshop held for NAB Investigation Officers and Prosecutors at NAB Headquarter which will now impart training to their respective Regional Bureaus, according to a press release. During the meeting, Director General (DG) Training and Research (T&R) informed the Chairman that during 2017, NAB has planned 7 Capacity Building Courses, 04 Staff Development Courses for officials will continue and IT training and understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) have been added this year.
During the meeting, DG (T&R) informed that a two-week Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop was conducted at NAB HQ for 18 Investigation Officers and 7 Prosecutors of different Regional Bureaus. After the training, an assessment written test was also conducted, the DG informed.
He informed that in 2016, 4 refresher courses of two-week duration for IOs/COs were conducted in which 529 Investigation Officers/Case Officers attended.
He informed that two refresher courses for Prosecutors were conducted of two-week duration in which 67 Prosecutors attended in 2016. The DG informed that three Inter-Regional Trainings were conducted in 2016 of one week duration in which 87 officers/IOs/COs attended the training. He further informed that six Capacity Building Courses for officers/Investigation Officers/Case Officers were conducted of two days duration in 2016 and 28 in Land Training Courses were availed in collaboration with Foreign Agencies i.e. Australian Federal Police, British High Commission, Asian Development Bank, ICITAP & OPDAT and UNODC during 2016. 125 NAB officers from Regional NAB’s attended these training courses in 2016.
The DG further informed that 21 Training Courses were offered by the Academies of other law enforcement agencies, government departments and were availed in 2016 in which 62 NAB officers/Investigation Officers/Case Officers attended. He informed that besides training of NAB Investigation Officers/Prosecutors, NAB availed 42 training for its Secretaries, Managerial and Administrative staff from local Training Institutes like Secretariat Training Institute, Islamabad and Pakistan Manpower Institute etc in which 87 officials participated.
The DG T&R Division informed that Training Programme for the year 2017 has been prepared in the light of regional feedback and input of experts from other law enforcing agencies by T&R Division, which was presented for consideration and approval of the competent authority. He informed that Course Contents have been revised/improved and Investigation Officer’s Refresher Courses are planned and will continue to be of 2 weeks on part time basis to ensure 100% participation and to minimize disturbance in routine activities of Investigation Officers. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said Burue gave top priority for capacity building of its Investigation officers (IOs) and, Prosecutors on modern lines. He said that NAB is an apex anti corruption organization of the country which has assigned gigantic task of eradication of corruption from the country. He said that this requires an extremely dedicated and highly trained manpower to undertake this responsibility.