Acting Chairman National Accountability Bureau Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar chairs meeting to review performance of regional bureaus

Islamabad, November 10, 2015 (PPI-OT):The Acting Chairman NAB, Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar chaired a meeting to review the performance of all regional bureaus of NAB in order to comply with the directions of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry to eradicate corruption from the country by adopting zero tolerance policy across the board at NAB Headquarters.

During the meeting, it was informed that on the directions of Chairman NAB, NAB with improved infrastructure and rationalized workload and timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum limit of 10 months- from complaint verification-to-inquiry-to-investigation and finally to a reference in the respective Accountability Courts.

In order to ensure uniformity and standardization, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in vogue were revised after a gap of 10 years to make these responsive to the needs of changed economic, social and technological realities along with goals and targets for smooth conduct of operational activities in accordance with Law and to bring further improvements in the performance of NAB Regional Bureaus.

During the meeting, it was informed that on the directions of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry, NAB has devised a concept of CIT and observed that the CIT had indeed improved the quality of investigations as well as the professional capacity of Investigation officers (IOs).

It was further informed that NAB on the directions of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry has developed an effective Monitoring and Evaluation System catering the needs of all concerned having salient features of maintenance of data at each stage including complaint entry, complaint verification, inquiry, investigation, prosecution stage and record preservation of Regional Board Meetings and Executive Board Meetings including case brief, decisions made and list of participants attended the meeting with time and date and setting up of an effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) System and ability to analyze data in qualitative and quantitative form having warnings and alarms system for violators. It was informed that NAB has established its first Forensic Science Lab (FSL) in NAB Rawalpindi/Islamabad. NAB’s Forensic Science Lab has facilities of Digital Forensics, Questioned Documents and Fingerprint Analysis.

The Acting Chairman NAB Muhammad Imtiaz Tajwar said that NAB is committed to eradicate corruption from the country across the board under the leadership of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry. He directed DG Operations NAB to further coordinate with all DGs of Regional Bureaus of NAB and comply with the directions of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudry for eradication of corruption across the board on merit in letter and spirit which will help in institutionalizing the support and supervision at different levels of management in NAB.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
Attaturk Avenue G-5/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk
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