ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Thursday said NAB was committed to nab corrupt elements and recover looted money.
He chaired a meeting to review the performance of Operation Division of NAB at NAB headquarters here, a press release said.
While addressing the meeting, Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said corruption was mother of all evils. He said that NAB believed in eradication of corruption with iron hands by using all our resources.
He said that the year 2014 was the year of reinvigoration of NAB. The present management of NAB has initiated various measures to revamp NAB. He said that after thorough and comprehensive analysis of deficiencies in the structure and operations of NAB, a reform and restructuring reform was put in place which has not only entrusted a new lease of life for the organization, but also infused it with a new character; a character marked by fairness, objectivity, professionalism, transparency and merit.
He said that the measures taken by present management of NAB such as introduction of Combined Investigation Team (CIT), review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) making them relevant to the current times, clearly defined job descriptions, rational timelines for completing inquiries and investigations in 10 months, capacity building trainings tailored around specific job requirements and rationalizations of workload has started showing results.
An objective appraisal system i.e Quantified Grading System and the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) has improved quality of the output considerably. He said that the tempo and momentum generated in 2014 has been sustained till to date.
During the meeting, Chairman NAB reviewed performance of NAB Operation Division and status of implementation of the decisions taken in the previous meeting and found that most of the decisions were implemented in letter and spirit.
Chairman NAB stressed upon the importance of the team work. He said that the Operations Division has been strengthened in order to evolve a strong mechanism for nabbing the corrupt. He said efforts have been made to boost up the morale of NAB officers and officials as NAB officers are now being sent on professional courses and trainings in country and abroad, thus leading to better efficiency.
The Chairman NAB said that review of the Operational Methodology will provide an opportunity to further improve the performance of Operations Division and shortcomings if any will be overcome in order to discharge their national duty and future course of action with firm resolve to eradicate corruption.
He said that in line with the new initiatives of the present management, NAB has established successfully three new regions at Multan, Sukkur and Gilgit Baltistan.
He said in line with the new initiatives of the present management, NAB has established successfully three new regions at Multan, Sukkur and Gilgit Baltistan.
He said, “We have automated our system and computerized Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) has been introduced in NAB headquarters and in all regional bureaus of NAB.”
He said that continuous efforts are being made to make NAB more effective and its working more professional and transparent as per law in qualitative as well as quantitative terms. He said that efforts were being made to nurture such practices which will make NAB a better organization.