NAB chief vows redoubling efforts for mega corruption cases’ disposal


Staff Reporter


Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal Friday said the bureau was committed to logical disposal of mega corruption white collar crime cases by putting double efforts for ensuring corruption free Pakistan.
Chairing a fortnightly meeting to review the performance of NAB’s operation, prosecution and all regional bureaus at NAB Headquarters, he said that NAB is the only organization which has prescribed a maximum time limit of 10 months for expeditious disposal of mega corruption white collar crime cases which is a challenging task but we are committed to beat the clock by putting hard work and ensuring corruption free Pakistan as per law.
He said that NAB has also introduced Combine Investigation Team (CIT) system in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers. This system is not only lending quality to the work but also ensuring that no single individual can influence the official proceedings of NAB.
Due to this reason, NAB first time in a year filed 600 corruption references in respected Accountability courts. The Chairman NAB directed all investigation officers to have a case diary of each case which is very important and will helpful them in improving the quality of inquiry and investigation as per law.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB has established libraries at NAB Headquarters and all Regional Bureaus of NAB to facilitate Prosecutors and Investigation Officers in collection of relevant information for expeditious disposal of cases as per laid down rules/laws.
He said that NAB has appointed research officers for assistance in preparation of cases as per law. NAB has also established an E-Library at NAB Headquarters having more than 50, 000 electronic books related to Law Journals, yearly law reports and monthly law reports etc. NAB plans to have access with Higher Education Commission (HEC) Library which will be beneficial for NAB prosecutors in future. The Chairman NAB said that NAB has devised and implemented an effective Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) in NAB Headquarters and all Regional Bureaus in order to review their performance in qualitative and quantitative terms which has proved very successful in enhancing the performance of all Divisions of NAB including Regional Bureaus.
Chairman NAB said that NAB recognizes the centrality of training as a tool of improvement and maintaining the quality of its manpower. NAB gives top most priority to the training of its Investigation officers/ Prosecutors. A standardized syllabus for all investigation officers, refresher and capacity building courses on Accounts matters, General Financial Rules, FR, SR, Digital Forensic Question Documents and Finger Print Analysis has been formulated by NAB to ensure quality and uniformity. He said due to continuous training programs of investigation officers and prosecutors on modern lines, it is lending positive results.