NAB Karachi organizes awareness walk

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NAB Karachi organizes awareness walk

KARACHI: In compliance with the direction of Chairman NAB Mr. Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal and NAB’s motto “Our Faith, Corruption Free Pakistan”, NAB Karachi organized an Anti-Corruption walk today in line with the International Anti-Corruption Day which is observed every year under United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). The Anti-Corruption Walk commenced at NAB Karachi Office Dr. Dauadpota Road, says a Press release.

DG NAB Brig (Retd) Farooq Naser Awan, SI (M) led the walk along with Faisal Edhi, Human Rights Activists, Jameel Yousf, Ex-Head CPLC, senior officers & officials of NAB. A large number of people from all walks of life including members of senior bureaucracy, Educational Institutions, Govt Departments and members of Civil Society and general public were participated in the walk.

DG NAB Karachi Brig (Retd) Farooq Naser Awan, SI (M) while delivering welcome speech extended gratitude to the participants and highlighted the importance of public awareness events. He said NAB Karachi over the past few years has geared up its operations against the corrupt and has been performing exceptionally well. Under the dynamic vision and guidance of Honourable Chairman NAB; NAB Karachi has remained successful in achieving the confidence of public at large. All officers and staff of the Bureau are part and parcel of the performance.

He further said that it is important to understand that all decisions in NAB are taken in Board meetings Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by Chairman NAB as well as Regional Board Meetings (RBMs) chaired by Regional Director Generals. At NAB a case passes through the phases of Complaint verification, Inquiry, Investigation and Reference. The whole process completes within the deadline of 10x months. Highlighting the performance of NAB (K) he said during year 2018; NAB Karachi received and disposed over 10,000 Complaints which is the largest count in one year since inception completed 281 CVs.

Similarly 117 Inquiries and Investigations were completed and 42 References were filed in Accountability Courts. During 2018; NAB Karachi recovered over 518 Million and arrested 153 accused persons. This large number of arrests has put an impact and deterrence over the corrupt and has boosted the confidence of complainants whether they are individuals or Organizations. In the short span of 1x year NAB Karachi has secured conviction in 90x cases that include imprisonments and Conviction through Plea Bargain by Accountability Courts. Since Inception NAB Karachi has recovered over 30 Billion (including recoveries in shape of recovery of state land). The same was disbursed among its beneficiaries that include affected of cheating public at large, Government departments and banks.

DG NAB NAB (Karachi) Brig (R) Farooq Naser Awan, SI (M) further highlighted that he took charge of this Bureau in Oct 2018. During these two months NAB Karachi has been making its disposals with more vigor and competence. During the period over 2000 complaints are received and disposed off. 26x CVs, 50 Inquiries and Investigations are completed. 10 References are filed in Accountability Courts. During these two months 12 convictions are secured by NAB Karachi and recoveries of Rs 341 Million were made from the accused.