Sunday, January 1, 2017

NAB, China sign deal to oversee transparency in CPEC projects

Daily Times - 02-Jan-17

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China to enhance cooperation in eradication of corruption.
Under the MoU, Pakistan and China will oversee transparency in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan. According to a NAB's report, the bureau's anti-corruption strategy has started yielding positive results, which have been acknowledged by the PILDAT, Transparency International and the World Economic Forum. The report says that the NAB has established 42,000 character building societies (CBSs) to aware youth about ill effects of corruption, besides rationalising the workload.
The establishment of the first Forensic Science Lab (FSL) has also helped eradicate corruption, the report said. In this connection, the NAB also organised a seminar of South Asian Countries for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations on anti-corruption in September last year in which NAB was nominated first SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum chairman. The NAB has expressed hope that joint efforts of all stakeholders can collaborate to check corruption and corrupt practices before happening with the help civil society, media and people at large.