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National Accountability Bureau

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National Accountability Bureau
قومی احتساب ادارہ

Agency overview

Formed
November 16, 1999; 17 years ago (1999-11-16)

Preceding

Constitution of Pakistan

Jurisdiction
Constitution of Pakistan

Headquarters
Islamabad Capital Venue

Agency executive

Major (Retired) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary[1], Chairman

Parent department
Autonomous (Autonomous)

Website
www.nab.gov.pk

The National Accountability Bureau (Urdu: قومی احتساب ادارہ‎; reporting name: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.[2] It has come under criticism for inhumane treatment of its detainees and the sweeping powers bestowed upon it under the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 promulgated by a military junta.[3][4] Pakistan’s parliamentary committee that monitors corruption cases has criticized The National Accountability Bureau for its unwillingness to prosecute former Army officers involved in corruption scandals.[5]
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.[2] It was established on 16 November 1999 and its sphere of operation has been expanded and extended since.[6] 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.[2]
Established by Ordinance No. XIX in 1999, its powers has been extended to conduct inquiry at higher level by the Article 270AA of the Constitution of Pakistan.[2] With its chief headquarters located in Islamabad, it has four regional offices in the four provinces of the country as well as four capital territories of the country.[7] As of present, the institution is constituted and directed by its current chairman, Qamar Zaman Chaudhary.

Contents

1 Mission
2 Organizatio