ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP):Chairman, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Tuesday described
bribery and corruption as really poison, saying “We must put it down with an iron hand.”
Father of nation Quaid-e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had
also termed bribery and corruption as “one of the biggest curses.”
Chairing a meeting here, he said NAB was committed to
corruption free Pakistan and would recover looted money from corrupt
persons and bring them to justice as per law.
He said the Bureau has chalked out a comprehensive operational
methodology for proceeding of cases complaint verification, inquiry and investigation.
The Chairman said to close possibility of any single
NAB officer/official influencing discharge of official business,
the concept of a “Combined Investigation Team” (CIT) has been
introduced where two investigation officers and a legal
consultant are working as a team for a fair, transparent
and unbiased, inquiry/ investigation.
He said due to NAB’s efforts, national and international
organizations have rated decrease in Pakistan’s Corruption
Perception Index from 175 to 116.
Pakistan is the only country whose corruption
perception index is persistently on declining trend.
NAB had been unanimously elected as Chairman of
SAARC Anti Corruption Forum which is the great achievement.
Justice Javed said NAB has apprehended various corrupt
and presented them before the respective Accountability Courts
as per law.
He said NAB with improved infrastructure
and rationalized workload, timelines has been prescribed
for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases.