PESHAWAR: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Friday said that the efforts of the bureau in curbing corruption from the country improved Pakistan’s name in Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International for the year 2014.
“The recent report of Transparency International also rated Pakistan in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) from 175 to 126 which is a great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB’s efforts,” he said.
Presiding over a meeting here at NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa office to conduct Annual Inspection of NAB-KP Bureau for the year 2014, he referred to a report of The PILDAT for the year 2014 in which it maintained that 42% people trust NAB against 30 % for police and 29 % for government officials.
Earlier, the Chairman was informed that NAB KP during 2014 filed 35 references while it received 5,261 complaints during the year and all were disposed off. NAB KP authorized 360 Complaints Verification in 2014 and disposed off 260 Complaints Verifications (CVs), completed 65 of the total 249 authorized inquires and completed 40 out of 54 authorized investigations.
The Chairman NAB appreciating the performance of NAB KP Bureau directed to arrest all corrupts and proclaimed offenders (POs).
He also directed all ranks of officers of NAB KP to work more vigilantly, diligently and honestly in order to curb corruption.
He appreciated the performance of all wings of NAB KP under the supervision of Director General NAB KP and said that there is room for improvements, however good work is always appreciated and shows commitment of the bureau.
The Chairman NAB said Corruption is one of the major factors that hurdles the progress and prosperity of a country.
It creates injustice, poverty and subside merit, depriving a deserving person of its due right.