ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) yesterday imposed major penalties on its 22 employees during the last three years.

In a statement issued here, Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry highlighted the necessity of accountability within the institution in line with the the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) in NAB.

He said that NAB action under NAO against government functionaries on corruption and corrupt practices will be credible only if delinquents within NAB are held accountable. A NAB officer should have impeccable integrity. Disciplinary matters are important for efficiency and effective performance of a system. He further said that whereas good work in NAB is appreciated and all Bureaus have taken stern action against own officials by taking the stock of complaints against them.

The Chairman NAB was briefed that disciplinary proceedings were initiated against 83 officers during the last three years, out of which 60 cases have been finalized with 22 major penalties, 34 minor penalties and 4 exoneration.