NAB recovered record Rs 71bn within 20 months; TI Pakistan
- Pakistan achieved the highest CPI Score of 33/100 – a remarkable improvement in the ranking listing the country at 117 out of 180 countries.
- TI Pakistan appreciates NAB’s efforts to reduce the corruption in Pakistan.
- Anti-corruption drive in the last 20 months has resulted in record direct and indirect recovery of Rs 71 billion and filing of over 600 corruption references in the respected accountability courts.
Transparency International Pakistan appreciates NAB’s efforts to reduce the corruption in Pakistan especially lauds the anti-corruption efforts under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, the incumbent chairman NAB.
“Anti-corruption drive in last 20 months under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, has resulted in an excellent impact much needed since its inception with record direct and indirect recovery of Rs 71 billion and filing of over 600 corruption references in the respected accountability courts during the present regime of 20 months,” Press Release by TI Pakistan’s statement read.
The statement calls the efforts on curbing the corruption as unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. NAB since its inception has played a vital role in the eradication of corruption and to recover looted money from corrupt elements by adopting ‘Accountability for All,’ policy, said Chairman Transparency International Pakistan Suhail Mirza.
Also, the TI Perception Index indicates that in 1999 22/100, ranked Pakistan at 87 out of 99 countries and in 2018, the country achieved the highest CPI Score of 33/100 – a remarkable improvement in the ranking listing the country at 117 out of 180 countries.
TI Chairman has stated that TI Pakistan has evaluated the performance of NAB in 2016. As compared to 27 South Asian Anti-corruption Agencies, NAB’s performance indicators are at par with other regional anti-corruption agencies. And in Pakistan, as compared to other anti-corruption organizations like the Federal Investigation Agency and Provincial Anti-corruption departments, NAB is perceived as more effective due to dynamic leadership of Honorable Justice Javed Iqbal who has transformed the corruption watchdog into a vibrant organization.
TI also lauded the friendly attitude of NAB with the business community and calls it Mr. Javed Iqbal’s initiative to have a friendly attitude with businessmen in the interest of inducing confidence in the businessmen to feel free to do business in Pakistan without any fear.
Transparency International Pakistan has been working with NAB since 2000, on awareness and
preventive efforts to eradicate corruption, and has held many workshops, training, and seminars, especially on NAB’s interaction with business community and bureaucrats, assisting in NACS, UNCAC, etc, and plans to restart the same role with NAB on awareness and preventive efforts to eradicate corruption from our beloved country Pakistan, the press statement further read.
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