ISLAMABAD -- The meeting chaired by Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal expressed its firm resolve that through strict adoption of precautionary measures can only protect from COVID-19. The meeting suspended all meetings of NAB including open Ketcheries and other routine meetings till further orders.
Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chaired a meeting at NAB Headquarters. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman NAB, Prosecutor General Accountability, Director General, Operations, DG NAB Headquarters, DG Human Resource Development, DG Training and Research, DG Awareness and Prevention and other senior officers of NAB while Director Generals of all Regional Bureaus attended the meeting via video link. The participants of the meeting maintained six feet social distance among themselves.
The meeting reviewed already devised comprehensive strategy regarding COVID-19. The meeting was told that the entry of visitors had already been banned at NAB Headquarters and all Regional offices on the direction of Chairman NAB. The meeting decided to ensure the attendance of NAB prosecutors in different NAB cases in Accountability Courts, High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan during lockdown in various cities besides adopting strict precautionary measures of social distancing, frequent hand washing, use of sanitizer, gloves and masks, so that no case of NAB could be dismissed due to non prosecution or non appearance of NAB prosecutors.
The meeting decided to observe working hours of NAB offices from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The relevant DGs will reduce their staff by 50 percent in their respective offices and staff of over fifty years of age enduring different diseases will only be required in office in only urgent basis. Women staff members were...