National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi Bureau has arrested 96 corrupt persons and filed 34 references in respective Accountability Courts during 2016 with overall conviction ratio of 75 percent.
During the period, NAB Rawalpindi received 5013 complaints which were processed according to the law while out of 139 Complaint Verifications (CVs), 125 were completed.
Chairman NAB, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, who visited NAB Rawalpindi Regional Bureau for its annual inspection was informed on Friday that the Bureau out of 194 inquiries, completed 115 whereas out of 93 investigations, completed 57 on merit. During 2016, NAB Rawalpindi recovered Rs. 2.009 billion.
As per details, Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) was deputed to conduct annual inspection of NAB Rawalpindi Regional Bureau for year 2016 which was carried out from January 18 to January 20, 2017 which reviewed and evaluated the performance on basis of a quantified grading system and newly introduced quantified grading system.
Senior Member, Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) team gave a detailed briefing to Chairman and informed a quantified grading system had been devised.
On the occasion, The Chairman said corruption is curse which is mother of all the evils. Corruption affects country just like a cancer.
He said figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to same period of 2015 to 2016. The comparative figures for the latest two years are indicative of the hard work being put in by all ranks of NAB staff.
Qamar Zaman said Rawalpindi is flagship Regional Bureau which has played prominent role in contributing towards overall performance of NAB and appreciated the Bureau under supervision of its DG.