NAB Lahore graded Excellent Performance with 89.24 %

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry visited NAB Lahore Regional Bureau to review its performance on the basis of annual inspection conducted by Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) at NAB Lahore Bureau here Friday.

NAB Chairman’s Inspection & Monitoring Team (CI&MT) was deputed to conduct annual inspection of NAB Lahore Regional Bureau for the year 2015. The annual inspection was carried out from February 10 to February 12, 2015 in order to review and evaluate the performance of NAB Lahore Bureau on the basis of newly introduced Partly Quantified Grading System (PQGS).

Senior Member, Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) along with his team conducted the said annual inspection for the year 2015. He gave a detailed briefing to Chairman NAB about the annual inspection done by (CI&MT) and highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of NAB Lahore Regional Bureau.

He informed that on the directions of Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB Partly Quantified Grading System (PQGS) had been devised in 2014. Under this Partly Quantified Grading System (PQGS), the performance of all NAB’s Regional Bureaus was conducted in 2014 during January and February 2015 at uniform criteria. 80% marks will be considered “Outstanding/Excellent”, between 60% to 79% will be considered as “Very Good”, between 40% to 49% will be considered as “Good”, while marks less than 40% will be considered as “Below Average”.

The Chairman NAB directed Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) along with his team to conduct annual inspection of all regional NAB’s Bureaus of their performance of 2015 which has stated from January 2016 and annual inspection of Karachi, Rawalpindi, KPK and Sukkar have been conducted during January 2016. The annual inspection of NAB Lahore was carried out from February 10 to February 12, 2015 and today Chairman NAB directed Chairman’s Inspection and Monitoring Team gave final presentation about the performance of NAB Lahore during 2015.

The NAB Chairman said NAB is committed to eradicate corruption across the board by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy throughout the country. Corruption is the mother of all evils. Corruption undermines development and rule of law. Corruption not only causes delays in the early completion of development projects but also causes huge losses to national exchequer. Considering these facts National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was established in 1999 as Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organization which is assigned with the responsibility of elimination of corruption through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement and to recover looted money. NAB operates under the National Accountability Ordinance-1999 which is extended to all of Pakistan, including FATA and Gilgit Baltistan. NAB has its Headquarters at Islamabad while it has eight Regional Bureaus located at Karachi, Lahore, Pehsawar, Quetta, Sukkur, Multan, Gilgit Baltistan and Rawlapindi.

Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that NAB Lahore Regional Bureau is very important Bureaus of NAB. It played prominent role in contributing towards the overall performance of NAB, he said. In 2015, NAB Lahore received 4874 complaints which were process according to the law. NAB Lahore, out of 312 complaints verification (CVs), completed 270 complaint verification. NAB Lahore, out of 341 inquiries, completed 270 whereas out of 211 investigations, NAB Lahore has completed 119 investigations on merit. During 2015, NAB Lahore has arrested 156 corrupts and filed 111 corruption references during 2015. During 2015, NAB Lahore has recovered Rs. 1056.653 million during 2015.

Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) in view of the assessed annual performance based on evaluation under Partly Quantified Grading System prepared by the Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) graded NAB Lahore’s performance Outstanding/Excellent as 89.24 % Operational Efficiency Index (OEI).

Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB said that under Partly Quantified Grading System prepared by the Chairman Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI&MT) has graded NAB Lahore’s performance as Outstand/Excellent with 89.24 % operational efficiency index. He appreciated the performance of NAB Lahore under the supervision Maj ® Syed Burhan Ali, DG NAB Lahore. He directed all officers/officials of NAB Lahore Regional Bureau to work hard to further improve their performance. He further directed all ranks of officers/officials of NAB Lahore to work more vigilantly and diligently in order to eradicate corruption and corrupt practices from the country. He said that CI&MT has done very good work. He said that there is always room for improvements; however good work always gets appreciated and shows commitment of the NAB Bureau.

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