Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Thursday that the institution strongly believed that zero tolerance in eradicating corruption guaranteed hundred percent development.
Chairing a meeting via video link at the NAB headquarters, he said the accountability watchdog was absolutely committed to root out corruption. The NAB chairman said that fight against corruption was being taken as national duty.
He said that the Quaid Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in his address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, had termed corruption and bribery as one of the biggest curses. “That really is a poison. We must put it down with an iron hand.”
The NAB chairman said that the bureau was established to eradicate corruption in a holistic and integrated manner.
He said that NAB’s operational methodology has set three stages for proceeding in the cases: complaint verification, inquiry, and investigation. The accountability bureau’s officers and officials need to follow anti-corruption strategy by adopting “Accountability for All” policy against eradication of corruption, said the chairman.
The national and international reputed organizations are appreciating the hard work, commitment, transparency and merit of the NAB officers.
He said that NAB officers should double their efforts in nabbing corrupts elements and recover from them the ‘hard-earned looted money of the innocent citizens of Pakistan’.
Iqbal said that to avoid the possibility of any single NAB officer/official influencing any inquiry, a new concept of a “Combined Investigation Team” (CIT) was introduced.