ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Thursday said anti-corruption strategy was yielding positive results.
Chairing a meeting held at NAB headquarter in Islamabad to review the latest progress on Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES), he said effective strategy to combat corruption with realization it was our national duty producing positive results.
In line with initiatives of Chairman, MES was introduced in to measure and evaluate performance in quantitative and qualitative manners.
Advisor to Chairman on MES gave presentation on MES progress in NAB headquarter and its regional bureaus in line with decisions taken in previous meeting on December 1 about its efficacy in future.
He informed that MES had been developed catering the needs of all concerned having salient features of maintenance of data at each stage including complaint entry, complaint verification, inquiry, investigation, prosecution stage and record proceedings of regional board meetings and executive board meetings.
The chairman said an effective accountability mechanism was quintessential for economic growth, investment and stability of social order.
Since its inception, NAB had chalked out a comprehensive anti-corruption strategy comprising enforcement, awareness and prevention to educate the people which was yielding positive results.
He said the basic purpose of introducing MES was to monitor implementation of decisions and outputs systematically.
He said MES forms basis for modification of interventions and assessing quality of activities being conducted and added MES helps with identifying the most valuable and efficient use of resources.
It was very critical and important for developing objective conclusions as MES provided necessary data to guide strategic planning and helped improving performance and achieving results to improve current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impact.
The Chairman said MES was very important management tool to monitor progress and it facilitates in decision making as well as establishes links between the past, present and future actions.
He directed all NAB regional bureaus to overcome any shortcomings in implementation of MES in their regional bureaus in light of outcome of pilot project completed in NAB Rawalpindi in letter and spirit.