Islamabad - Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that NAB 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, National Accountability Bureau during 2014 has recovered 4 billion rupees, received 19,816 complaints, authorized 767 inquiries, 276 cases were converted into investigations and 152 references were filed in the accountability courts.

He was chairing a meeting to review welfare measures for NAB Employees at NAB Headquarters here Wednesday.

The senior member (CI&MT) gave briefing to Chairman National Accountability Bureau about the welfare measures for NAB Employees. He said during the Annual Inspection Visits of the Chairman NAB to NAB’s Regional Bureaus, a point have been raised by some of the officers for provision of welfare resources for NAB employees similar to other Government departments.

The Chairman said that NAB is Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organization, which is assigned with the responsibility of eliminating 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.

He said that NAB’s inspection and monitoring Team (CI&MT) conducted annual inspection of all NAB’s regional bureaus and NAB headquarters and highlighted their strengths and weaknesses on the basis of quantified grading system, which was devised first time in NAB’s history.

The chairman directed senior member of chairman NAB’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) that employees who are doing good work should be encouraged and provided them monitory benefits under the rules. He constituted a committee, which will review welfare measures for NAB employees and submit its report within two weeks time for further deliberations as per rules.