Islamabad - Pakistan in the last 20 years has achieved its best Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 175 to 126 issued by the Transparency International.

National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) was established in 1999. The purpose of NAB’s establishment was to make all efforts to curb corruption from the country. NAB under the leadership of its Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has chalked out a comprehensive strategy - National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) - besides enforcement, awareness and prevention strategy for awareness about the ill-effects of corruption. Under this strategy, NAB during 2014 has recovered Rs 4 billion, received 19,816 complaints, authorised 767 inquiries, converted 276 cases into investigations, and 152 references were filed in the accountability court some of which are against ex-PM Yousuf Raza Gilani in OGRA corruption case, ex-PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in EOBI, RPPS and OGRA corruption cases, Tariq Awan, ex-secretary Workers Welfare Board KP, and others.    The figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of October 2012 to September 2013 with 10,414 complaints, 276 inquiries, 84 investigations and 138 references respectively.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs 262 billion from 1999 to 2014 since its inception and deposited in national exchequer. NAB received 270, 675 complaints, authorised 5872 inquiries, 2908 cases were converted into investigations and 2159 references were filed in different Accountability Courts throughout the country.  Increase in the number of complaints also reflects enhanced public trusted in the NAB. The PILDAT report for the last year also supports the position stated above as 42% people trusted NAB against 30 % for police and 29 % for government officials.

To create Awareness against the ill-effects of corruption among the youth of Pakistan, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and proposed PTA, IESCO, NADRA, passports and immigration department, PIA, Pakistan cricket team, Pakistan hockey team, PEMRA, PTA, Pakistan Censor Board, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, LESCO, FESCO , GEPCO to make collaborated efforts to root out corruption from the society.  The NAB has also filed 6 references in the Rs 22 billion Modaraba scam and recovered Rs I.73 billion from Modaraba scam accused, besides properties and vehicles. The NAB has so far arrested 26 accused in Modaraba scam.

On the direction of Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, the DG (A&P) was tasked to conduct study of the utility and effectiveness of one window operations being operated at Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Chief Commissioner Office, Islamabad Capital Territory regarding public requests/grievances/complaints.

 in all such government departments to give prompt and efficient response/services to the public at large at one single place with the purpose to reduce the culture of giving bribes to corrupt officials/Officers and to avoid lengthy queues in deficient facilities.

Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has said that the newspapers are the best source to spread the anti-corruption message “Say No To Corruption” to people at large throughout the country. Therefore, NAB has proposed to all newspapers to join hands with NAB and print NAB message “Say No To Corruption” on top of the first page of all the newspapers throughout the country. Supporting the cause of NAB to create awareness against the ill-effects of corruption amongst the masses through newspapers will go a long way in eradicating corruption in our country.