ISLAMABAD - Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Thursday visited Lahore to review the performance of NAB Lahore Regional Bureau. DG NAB Lahore Regional Bureau gave briefing to him about the performance and highlighted strengths and weaknesses.
The DG NAB Lahore informed that NAB Lahore has received 1616 complaints and 1240 complaints were disposed off by the NAB Lahore during Jan-May 2015. He said that NAB Lahore has authorized 51 complaints verifications during Jan-May 2015. He said NAB Lahore authorized 237 inquiries during 2015 and completed 115 and under process 122 inquiries during 2015.
He informed that NAB Lahore has authorized 156 investigations during 2015, out of which 76 completed while 80 are under process. He said the NAB Lahore filed 20 corruption reference in the Accountability Courts during 2015 and arrested 44 accused persons during 2015. He said NAB Lahore has recovered Rs 8236.38 million.
The Chairman said NAB is Pakistan's apex anti-corruption organization which is assigned with the responsibility of elimination of corruption through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement. It operates under the National Accountability Ordinance-1999 which is extended to whole of Pakistan including FATA and Gilgit Baltistan.
At the end, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry reiterated his determination for eradication of corruption and corrupt practices by adopting zero tolerance policy against the corrupt and directed to arrest the corrupt, proclaimed offenders and absconders by utilizing all resources. He also said that NAB Lahore Regional Bureau is the one of the important regional bureaus of NAB .
It has a big share in the excellent performance of NAB over the years. He directed all officers/officials of NAB to put their best efforts in conduct of complaints verification, inquiries and investigations against corrupt in accordance with law, transparently and on merit.