ISLAMABAD - Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary was informed that NAB Balochistan disposed of 857 complaints and recovered Rs127.68 million through Voluntary Return and Plea Bargain  and arrested 40 accused during 2014.

Chairman NAB visited NAB Balochistan Bureau for annual inspection on Friday. The chairman was informed that the provincial Bureau disposed of 295 Complaints Verifications (CVs), completed 70 of the total 177 authorised inquires and finished 26 out of 47 authorised investigations. The inspection was carried out from February 11 to February 13, 2015 to review and evaluate the performance of NAB Balochistan Bureau on the basis of a quantified grading system.

A senior member gave briefing to Chairman NAB about the inspection done and highlighted the strengths and weakness of NAB Balochistan Bureau. He said that on the directions of Chairman NAB, a quantified grading system has been devised to evaluate performance of the regional bureaus at a given criteria.

The chairman said that 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 all of Pakistan, including FATA and Gilgit Baltistan.  Meanwhile, NAB arrested Hameed Akhtar Saqib, Proprietor M/s Hameed Akhtar Dairy Farm. The accused person has defrauded Bank of Punjab (BoP), Pattoki Branch in connivance with guarantor and bank officials by obtaining two financial facilities (for construction of shed and purchase of buffalos under Kisan Dost livestock Development Scheme) on fake property documents t the tune of Rs13.24 million.