Islamabad  - Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry asked the director general research and training to submit report on the current status of establishment of NAB anti-corruption training academy and NAB forensic lab.    

He directed this while chairing a meeting at NAB Headquarter to review plan of action of training and research division for the investigators basic induction course, including continued refresher training and capacity building courses of NAB’s investigation officers (IOs) and NAB prosecutors already working in NAB during the year 2015.

He directed DG (T&R) to submit report on the current status of establishment of NAB anti corruption training academy on the pattern of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA).

The chairman directed training and research division NAB to speed up work on the proper functioning of NAB forensic lab so that all cases are investigated through state-of-the-art facility. DG training and research division gave a presentation on the various training programmes planned for 2015 for catering the training needs and capacity building of all NAB investigation officers (IOs) and prosecutors during 2015.  DG training and research division informed that process of recruitment of 132 investigation officers from BS-16 to BS-18 has been initiated by NAB, which is likely to be completed very soon.

The training and research (T&R) division NAB Headquarter is accordingly planning to arrange the Investigator’s basic induction course-VII (2015) for the incoming investigation officers. The previous Course contents were circulated to all regional NABs and divisions of NAB Headquarter for suggestions.  As a result of this exercise on the basis of obtained input, the course contents have been accordingly readjusted.

 He further informed that the adjustments have been incorporated within the seven training modules namely on law enforcement, government working, law, investigation, white-collar crimes, prevention regime and study visits.

The training is accordingly planned for investigator’s basic induction course-VII (2015) for the incoming Investigation Officers at police training college Sihala where ample facilities like faculty and staff, class rooms/lecture halls, conference room, computer lab, library, cafeteria and hostel accommodation for the participants are available for such training.

While chairing the meeting, the chairman said that NAB has been assigned a major responsibility of eradicating corruption and corrupt practices from the country and bring the guilty to book.

An effective execution of this mandate necessities professional competence of its human resource continuously. He said that a standardized syllabus for all investigation officers, refresher and capacity building courses needed to be formulated to ensure quality and uniformity. It will help NAB in achieving standard application of SOPs, laws and rules.

The performance objectives of training programs will be continuously evaluated to as a basis for subsequent review and improvements in future training needs. He directed DG (T&R) to have close liaison with Police training college Sihala for investigator’s basic induction course-VII (2015) for the incoming investigation officers on modern lines.