International institutions have lauded the performance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against corrupt practices. This has been stated by the the Chairman of the accountability watchdog, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Sunday while negating aspersions cast on the performance of the accountability watchdog. He said that a gallop survey also found that 59 percent of the people in the country have confidence in NAB.
According to media reports, the Chairman has said that the NAB was a focal person under a convention of the United Nations (UN) and even China has signed MoU with them with regard to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
“NAB also acts as the chairman of the SAARC’s anti-corruption forum and is a role model for the member states of the regional body,” he said.
Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal further highlighted that they have also signed an MoU with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to make awareness among youth regarding corrupt practices and ways to refrain from them.
Shedding light on the performance of the accountability watchdog, he said that NAB submitted Rs 466.069 billion in the national exchequer since its formation. He said that NAB resolved 42,760 complaints in 2019 out of the 53,643 received complaints, as 41, 414 complaints were addressed in 2018 out of 48,591 complaints.
“Increase in the number of complaints filed with NAB shows the confidence of the public on the accountability watchdog,” he concluded.