ISLAMABAD - Acting Chairman NAB Rear Admiral (R) Saeed Ahmad Sargana has said that a committee under his chairmanship is actively pursuing mega corruption cases pending since long adding that beside enforcement, our main focus is on awareness and prevention aspect of NAB strategy to control corruption with the help of civil society.

This, he said, while taking to media persons on the eve of a seminar titled “The role of civil society in elimination of corruption” held at NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Thursday. KP Governor Engineer Shaukatullah was the chief guest.

The Acting Chairman NAB said that NAB has so far scrutinized projects of worth Rs 1600 billion and saved Rs. 300 billion by removing loopholes in these projects. He said that NAB is making allout efforts to create awareness in the society about the ill-effect of corruption, saying that NAB has established 4000 character building societies in educational institutions.

NAB is planning to establish Anti-Corruption Committees at district, tehsil and union council level through new local government bodies to involve all segments of the society in fight against corruption.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Social Welfare & Women Development Govt of KP Azmat Hanif Orakzai disclosed that in the global ranking “Right to Information Act” of KP Govt stood No 3 best law among 92 laws of the world by securing 143 marks out of 150 in the RTI rating methodology.

 which he said is a great achievement. The rating was done by Center for Law and Democracy Canada.

Faryal Ali Gohar, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, said that whosoever is a silent spectator and did not raise voice against corruption, malpractices and injustice in the society was equally corrupt because he was making corruption to his soul and intellect. He urged upon the society to blow whistle for the rights of vulnerable segment of the society.