Seminar to highlight NAB role

Karachi: Investigation Officer of NAB, Rabia Abdul Rehman has said that fundamental cause of our deteriorating economic position is corruption and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is entrusted with the task of eliminating corruption through a comprehensive approach of Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement.

She was speaking at the seminar held by Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology about the Awareness and Prevention against Corruption. Rabia Abdul Rehman totally ignored the misconception that NAB is not delivering effectively. She said the impression is not true. The aim of the Organization is to be an effective and transparent anticorruption agency in order to meet the challenges of the future. It is striving for its goal as part of national duty. Capacity building training exercises is being regularly conducted at bureau to improve and enhance the expertise of officers of NAB.

Rabia Rehman pointed out that around 258 billion has been recovered by the efforts of NAB and nearly 1770 persons were convicted for being involved in corruption. The Bureau is a modern, dynamic anticorruption agency that follows a policy of fair, impartial and across the board accountability. Cases are inquired/investigated by NAB on pure merit and do not bear any special preferences or prejudices of political victimization against any individual.

Appreciating the role of media to create awareness among the people about corruption, she said it is necessary to eliminate corruption of any sort from the society. “Save yourself and others from corruption,” Rabia added.

The seminar organized by Quality Enhancement Cell of Sir Syed University was concluded with the Q/A session and Nab Officer Qamar Abbasi and Rabia Abdul Rehman answered the question asked by the students and others.

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