Capacity building of IO on modern lines NAB’s top priority: Chairman

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ISLAMABAD, APR 1 (DNA) – Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB has said that training is an effective tool for improvement and maintaining the quality of Investigation Officers and Prosecutors.

NAB accords high priority for training/capacity building of its Investigation Officers on regular basis on modern lines.

Chairman NAB said that NAB has designed and proposed for establishment of an Accreditation Council to regulate the affairs of Investigators in Pakistan.

The main concept of Accreditation Council in Pakistan is to regulate the affairs of Investigators in line with rapidly changing technological and legislative advancements have posed challenges for the professional Investigators which require coordinated efforts of all concerned with the support of public and Private Professionals.

The transactional syndicates operating across the globe warrant for synergized efforts to train the Investigation Professionals par excellent with International best practices.

Keeping in view of the importance of training of investigation officers on the one side but there is need for establishment of an Accreditation Council for regulating and accrediting the Investigation Professionals is very vital which could be a benchmark for similar institutions around the world.

The proposal for bringing Investigators both in the public and private sectors under one Accreditation Umbrella with the requisite mechanism for synergizing outsources potential is proposed to concerned quarters as Investigation Sector is one of the largest corruption prone governance area in Pakistan, which in turn causes a significant trust deficit between the State and the citizenry and therefore warrants for a legislative reform at the national level.=DNA

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