ISLAMABAD - Relieved from the immense pressure following the dissolution of PPP-led federal government, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to play a proactive role by completing investigations into all high profile cases including the rental power projects (RPPs) cases pending with it.

A senior official of the bureau on condition of anonymity said Chairman NAB Admiral (R) Fasih Bokhari had conveyed the operations wing to complete all the pending investigations on war-footing and keep the headquarters updated in this regard.

He said the Chairman NAB has specially conveyed to the investigation officers dealing RPPs cases to complete the investigations as early as possible and dispatch the investigation report to the headquarters so that a decision could be made about filing a reference in the cases.

Similar directions have been passed about all high profile corruption cases including Pakistan Steel Mills, Karachi Port Trust (KPT), the cases of Pakistan Railways and of cellular companies, he said.

The official said that NAB had also decided to keep those cases with it that were of significant importance and cases relating to the provincial anti-corruption departments would be referred to the concerned department.

Similarly, prevention wing has been directed to coordinate with all the stakeholders and compile reports on corruption in difference cases. It has been directed to take such steps so that corruption could be prevented at the initial stage before the start of any project. NAB will also initiate an awareness program under its 'Prevention and Awareness Program' that was started in 2012 during the stint of incumbent chairman.

Chairman NAB has also directed the Prosecution Wing that was also restructured in 2012, to make sure the prosecution of all cases without any delay. NAB has already hired experts having professional competency for its prosecution wing.

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