islamabad - Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary yesterday chaired a high-level meeting on midterm review of NAB regional bureaus and NAB headquarters conducted during 2016.

Senior Member Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) gave a detailed briefing on midterm review of NAB regional bureaus and NAB headquarters conducted during 2016 by Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) and highlighted strengths and weaknesses of the regional bureaus. 

The chairman NAB said that NAB has already been devised standard operating procedure (SOP) to rationalise the workload and timelines have been prescribed for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum limit of 10 months - from complaint verification-to-inquiry-to-investigation and finally to a reference in the accountability court. He said that in order to ensure uniformity and standardization, the SOPs for investigation officers (IOs) in vogue were reviewed and revised after a gap of 10 years in order to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers. A system of CIT comprising of director, additional director, investigation officer and a senior legal counsel has been put in place. 

The chairman NAB has reiterated his resolve to continue the policy of zero tolerance against corruption within the NAB. At the same time, he encouraged the officers to perform their duties on merit. Through a combination of above measures and procedures NAB is geared up to augment its drive against corruption with renewed zeal and energy. The NAB has taken a lead in establishing a path way for effectively combating corruption in the system.

Under Awareness and prevention regime, NAB has established more than 22 thousands Character Building Societies (CBS) in Universities and Colleges all over the country for sensitizing youth, the future leaders of our country against corruption. In order to implement the anti-corruption drive, NAB, under its country-wide awareness campaign is making significant efforts to reach out to the masses through the print and electronic media by holding various activities under awareness campaign on “Say No to Corruption.”