Chairman NAB stresses need of accountability within Bureau

ISLAMABAD, March 03 (INP): Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has stressed on the need of accountability within the Bureau and said that during the last three years, NAB imposed major penalties on 22 employees of the NAB.

Qamar Zaman Chaudhry was speaking during a briefing of Director General (DG) Human Resource Management (HRM) regarding disciplinary cases. He highlighted the necessity of accountability within the NAB in line with the Internal Accountability Mechanism (IAM) in NAB.

The Chairman said that NAB action under NAO against government functionaries on corruption and corrupt practices will be credible only if delinquents within NAB are held accountable. A NAB officer should have impeccable integrity and most maintain service discipline as he makes other accountable. Disciplinary matters are important for efficiency and effective performance of a system. He further said that whereas good work in NAB is appreciated, NAB Bureaus have taken stern action against its own officials by taking the stock of complaints against them.

The Chairman NAB was briefed that disciplinary proceedings were initiated against 83 officers / officials during the last three years, out of which 60 cases have been finalized with 22 major penalties, 34 minor penalties and four exoneration.

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