UK crime agency to train NAB officials

Aug 03, 2017
NAB ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Wednesday said National Crime Agency (NCA), United Kingdom (UK) has carried out Training Need Analysis (TNA) to further improve capacity building of bureau's Investigation Officers (IOs). Soon course contents will be finalized and five courses will be run in Pakistan in six fields as identified by experts. In a statement issued here, he said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed between NAB and NCA for cooperation in anti-corruption domain and sharing of training facilities after approval of authorities at both ends. He directed NAB officers to double their efforts in eradication of corruption with realization that eradication of corruption was our national duty. He said NAB had chalked out a proactive Anti-Corruption Strategy to eliminate corruption through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement and to arrest corrupt and recovered looted money from them and deposit in the national exchequer. The chairman said figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations had become almost double as compared to the same period of 2015 to 2016. The comparative figures for the latest three years were indicative of hard work being put in by all ranks of NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism. Increase in the number of complaints also reflected enhanced public trusted in NAB. The PILDAT in its report supported the position stated above as 42% people trusted NAB against 30% for police and 29% for government officials. Qamar Zaman said NAB had devised a comprehensive Quantified Grading System in order to review and further improve the performance of its officers/officials. Under this grading system, NAB regional bureau's were being evaluated for last three years on annual and mid-term basis at a given criteria which had proved very successful and the performance of regional bureaus was increasing day by day. He said NAB had been selected first chairman of SAARC countries Anti Corruption Forum. - APP

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