ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) in its report has lauded the National Accountability Bureau’s efforts to create awareness among people about the ill-effects of corruption to make Pakistan a corruption-free country.
Chief Executive Officer of Mishal Pakistan, Amir Jahangir presented the official copy of the Global Competitive Report 2019 of the World Economic Forum to Chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal during a meeting in Islamabad.
Amir Jahangir briefed the NAB chief about the progress made by Pakistan on the Competitiveness 4 in the last 12 months.
He said that Pakistan had made good progress on institutions’ pillars. He said NAB’s efforts and successful interventions had impacted in improving Pakistan’s competitiveness scores, where efforts to curb organized white collar crime had improved 9 points from 121 in 2018 to 112 this year.
Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that the NAB was absolutely committed to eradicate corruption from the country by adopting ‘Accountability for All’ policy.
On Oct 3, Javed Iqbal had said no businessman approached the accountability watchdog complaining about hurdles created by the organisation in doing business.
Addressing an event attended by a large number of businessmen in Lahore, Javed Iqbal had said one NAB director was appointed to resolve complaints of businessmen and all the regions were directed to do so and inform the relevant people about it.
“Today, it has been 4 months and 28 days and no complaint by a businessman has been received by those directors. If NAB had created such a panic, then at least 4/5 businessmen would have approached the organization,” he had said.
The chairman NAB had said he had received one complaint regarding notices received by hundred flour mills and the complaint was immediately resolved. “I told him that before your leaving the NAB building, the order will be withdrawn, which happened”.