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Capacity building of NAB officers to improve performance

Capacity building of NAB officers to improve performance

ISLAMABAD: Building the capacity of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) workforce in line with international best practices will help improve the performance of investigation officers and prosecutors.

This was stated by NAB Acting Chairman Imtiaz Tajwar while addressing a ceremony organised after a training on Anti-Money Laundering and Public Corruption for the bureau’s officials in collaboration with US Department of Justice and the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Programme (ICITAP).

The programme was conducted in Islamabad from August 21 to 25. NAB’s acting chairman said that the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement had recently handed over the Video Spectral Comparator 8000, a state-of-the-art forensics document analyser, to NAB which will help the anti-corruption watchdog in identifying fraudulent documents, including travel and identity documents, banknotes, cheques, and official letters.

He added that NAB, as the apex anti-corruption agency of the country has the mandate to eradicate corruption in Pakistan. Moreover, NAB was the country’s focal agency under the United Nations Convention on Anti-Corruption (UNCAC).

Tajwar added that NAB was the only anti-corruption agency which had prescribed a timeline for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum time limit of 10 months.

He said that NAB has also introduced a new system of Combine Investigation Team (CIT) to benefit from the experience and collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers.