Islamabad - The National Accountability Bureau has chalked out a comprehensive National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) about the ill effects of corruption. Under this strategy, the NAB during 2014 recovered 4 billion rupees, received 19,816 complaints, authorised 767 inquiries, 276 cases converted into investigations and 152 references were filed in the accountability courts.

The Bureau also filed corruption references against ex-PM Yousuf Raza Gillani in OGRA corruption case, ex-PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in EOBI case, Tariq Awan, ex-secretary Workers Welfare Board KP, Mola Bux Awan, ex-acting secretary Ministry of Housing and Works for illegal appointment of 746 persons in PWD, Shah Din Sheikh, Chief Engineer PWD in misuse of authority in award of contract in NA-51 Gujar Khan, Zafar Iqbal, ex-chairman EOBI in EOBI scam, Moeen Aftab, ex-chairman Pakistan Steel Mills in misuse of authority, causing a loss of Rs506.6 million to national exchequer, Malik Naveed , ex-IG KP in weapon purchase scam, Saeed Akhtar, GM Pakistan Railways in Railway Corruption Scam and Naeem Khan, ex-secretary Ministry of Social Welfare in Tawana Pakistan Corruption Scam.

The NAB recovered Rs262 billion since its inception and deposited to the national exchequer. It received 270,675 complaints, authorised 5872 inquiries, 2908 cases converted into investigations and 2159 references were filed in different accountability courts throughout the country.  The independent watch dogs like PLIDAT and Transparency International appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to curb corruption.  The NAB has organised an Anti Corruption Awareness Walk at Aiwan-e-Sadr which was led by President Mamnoon Hussain and participated people from all walks of life, including diplomats, President of AJK, university, colleges, school students, diplomats, Pakistan’s national hockey players, scouts, teachers, Motorway Police, Islamabad police, traffic police, civil society and journalists to joins hands with NAB in its serious efforts against corruption.

The Bureau has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Higher Education Commission to create awareness among students university, college and school children about ill effects of corruption at an early stage.