NAB to create an effective Internal Accountability Mechanism: Chairman

ISLAMABAD, Apr 22 (INP): Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau has emphasized to augment and strengthen the process of Internal Accountability with a view to weed out such elements that for reasons of inefficiency, malpractices and not meeting the laid down rules of the organization bring a bad name.

Chairing a meeting Wednesday, he said the work of Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) needs to be further upgraded so that besides Quantitative Monitoring it should also do a Qualitative analysis of the professional output.

The senior Member, Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) gave presentation on the proposed Internal Accountability Mechanism under which NAB officers/officials shall be liable to any adverse action for acts of delinquency, violation of SOPs and ethics of the organization as per laid down rules/SOPs and TCS.

Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, said that NAB is Pakistan’s Apex Anti-Corruption Organization with the mandate to eliminate corruption from the country. NAB’s performance has been appreciated by International Independent Watch Dog “Transparency International” as well as “PILDAT” in their recent reports. It can further rise in the eyes of people and public fora when the menace of corruption is dealt with an iron hand. NAB’s priority is that we should be first Accountable to ourself under Internal Accountability System under which our unwarranted actions will not go unnoticed during carrying out Internal Accountability. We should carry out our work and actions under the laid down laws and SOPs.

All complaint verifications, inquiries, investigations and prosecution work are done promptly. He said that all stakeholders should know publically that efficiency, honesty, dedication and hard-work is NAB’s main priority. Any violation by NAB employees of the laid down laws/procedures/SOPs and TCS shall be dealt strictly in NAB across the board.

Chairman NAB said NAB intends to create an effective Internal Accountability Mechanism for which it has to adopt a holistic and proactive approach so that NAB further become an efficient and credible organization and public can look at its work with satisfaction and appreciation.