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President Arif Alvi expresses resolve to strengthen NAB

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Sunday expressed the resolve to strengthen the hands of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to check corruption in the country.

Addressing a seminar held at Aiwan-e-Sadar in connection with International Anti-Corruption Day in Islamabad here today, he said corruption is an attack on the whole humanity.

“Corruption is big hindrance for prosperous Pakistan,” the President added, the corruption cases should be taken to logical conclusion by strengthening prosecution.

The United Nations had announced to observe International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2018 to impart awareness to masses about its adverse effects and to minimize the problems caused by it.

National Accountability Bureau

The National Accountability Bureau ( NAB) is an autonomous and constitutionally established federal institution responsible to build efforts against corruption and prepare critical national economic intelligence assessments against economic terrorism to the Government of Pakistan.

It is headed by Justice (R) Javed Iqbal as it’s chairman. The NAB is empowered to undertake any necessary prevention and awareness, in all means, in addition to enforce its operations against the economic terrorism and financial crimes.

It was established on 16 November 1999 and its sphere of operation has been expanded and extended since. The constitution grants to launch investigations, conduct inquiries, and issues arrests warrants against the individuals suspected in the financial mismanagement, terrorism, corruptions (all in private-sector, state-sector, defence sector, and corporate-sector), and directs cases to accountability courts.

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