Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has said that NAB plans to establish its own Training Academy here on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy on modern lines. He said NAB accords high priority to training of its investigation officers and prosecutors as it is an effective instrument through which human capabilities are developed for enhancing practical and productive efforts.
He directed Training and Research Division NAB to put up report on the current status of establishment of NAB Anti-Corruption Training Academy on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA).
Qamar Zaman said that NAB recognizes the centrality of training as a tool of improvement and maintaining the quality of its manpower.
He said that a standardized syllabus for all investigation officers, refresher and capacity building courses on accounts matters, General Financial Rules, Digital Forensic Question Documents and Finger Print Analysis has been formulated by NAB to ensure quality and uniformity which will help NAB in achieving standard application of SOPs, Laws and rules. He said that NAB’s training plan for 2017 is being implemented effectively in order to enhance the capacity of NAB officers/Prosecutors continuously and evaluated their performance so as to form a basis for subsequent review and improvements in future training needs.
NAB has already established its state-of-the-art Digital Forensic Science Laboratory which has the capacity of Digital Forensics, Question Documents; Finger prints analysis so that Investigation officers/officials and Prosecutors may utilize Forensic LAB facilities in order to investigate cases within stipulated time period as per SOPs/laws.
Qamar Zaman said that NAB has received about 3,43,356 complaints from individuals and private/public organizations. NAB authorized 11, 581 complaint verification, 7587 inquiries, 3846 investigations, filed 2808 corruption references in respective accountability courts and overall conviction ratio is about 76 percent. He said that during the tenure of present management of NAB, NAB recovered Rs 45 billion of ill-gotten money from corrupt which was all deposited in the national exchequer which is a remarkable achievement of NAB.
He said that the figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of 2014 to 2017 during the tenure of the present management of NAB.