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.[1] National Accountability Bureau – Retrieved 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.[2] “Country Reports on Human Rights – Practices 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.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. It was established on 16 November 1999 and its sphere of operation has been expanded and extended since.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.

Basic Information
Established by:Ordinance No. XIX
Extended powers :Level by the Article 270AA of the Constitution of Pakistan
Regional offices:Four regional offices in the four provinces
First chairman:Lt-Gen Syed Mohammad Amjad
Prosecutor General:General Waqas Qadeer Dar
Motto:Eliminate Corruption
Established:November 16, 1999; 17 years ago
Location:Islamabad Capital Venue
Preceding:Constitution of Pakistan
Jurisdiction:Constitution of Pakistan
Headquarters:Islamabad Capital Venue
Agency executive:Major (Retired) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary, Chairman
Parent department:Autonomous
Authorized By:Government of Pakistan
Local Languge Name:قومی احتساب ادارہ‎
Work:Approach encompassing prevention, awareness, monitoring and combating
Principal Officers:Two Officers
Chairmans:Lt General (R) Syed Muhammad Amjad ,Lt General (R) Khalid Maqbool,Lt General (R) Muneer Hafeez,Lt General (R) Shahid Aziz,Naveed Ahsan,Justice (R) Deedar Hussain Shah,Admiral (R) Syed Fasih Bukhari,Qamar Zaman Chaudhary
Current Executive:Major (Retired) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary, Chairman
Since:November 16, 1999; 17 years ago






Is to work to eliminate corruption through a comprehensive approach encompassing prevention, awareness, monitoring and combating.[3] About us  National Accountability – Bureau


The National Accountability Bureau is to be a credible, effective, efficient and dynamic anti-corruption organization creating an enabling environment for a corrupt free society.[4] National Accountability Bureau is to be a credible


National Accountability Bureau is to work to eliminate corruption through a comprehensive approach encompassing prevention, awareness, monitoring and combating.[5] National Accountability Bureau   work to eliminate


National Accountability Bureau derives its objectives from its approved project document titled ‘National Anti Corruption Strategy’ or NACS and defines them as follows:

Short Term

Setting in motion systemic improvements that will strengthen the national integrity system and the people against corruption.

Long Term

The elimination of corruption by engaging all the stakeholders in the fight against corruption, through a programme, which is holistic, comprehensive and progressive.

Detail Imformation

For the initial three years, the focus of its functions was directed only at detection, investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime. Those prosecuted include politicians, public service officials and other citizens who were either guilty of gross abuse of powers, or through corruption had deprived the national exchequer of millions or resorted to other corrupt practices. In February 2002, NAB launched the National Anticorruption Strategy (NACS) project. The NACS team conducted broad based surveys, studied external models of international anti-corruption agencies and involved local stakeholder. All pillars of National Integrity System were studied in detail. After identifying the causes of corruption in each pillar, a comprehensive strategy and a detail action plan was recommended. Breaking away from traditional enforcement based routines NACS has recommended a comprehensive process. Relevant amendments have been made in NAO and now NAB is empowered to undertake prevention and awareness in addition to its enforcement functions. [6] For the initial three years, the focus of its



The bureau has two principal officers: the Chairman; and the Prosecutor General of Accountability in Pakistan. The Chairman is the head of investigation, and serves a four-year term. Lt-Gen Syed Mohammad Amjad was the first chairman of the bureau. Major (Retd) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry is the present chairman of NAB. The Prosecutor General is the head of prosecution, and serves a three-year term. Deputy Attorney General Waqas Qadeer Dar is current Prosecutor General of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).[7] Prosecutor General of Accountability – Pakistan

List of Chairmans

Complete List of Chairman NAB of Pakista. Names of all former chairmans of NAB from 1999 to present . 
Sr No.

1Lt General (R) Syed Muhammad Amjad19992000
2Lt General (R) Khalid Maqbool20002001
3Lt General (R) Muneer Hafeez20012005
4Lt General (R) Shahid Aziz2005 
5Naveed Ahsan 2010
6Justice (R) Deedar Hussain Shah20102010
7Admiral (R) Syed Fasih Bukhari20112013
8Qamar Zaman Chaudhary11-10-2013Present

NAB seeks details of Customs

SIALKOT: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has demanded the lists of officials of the Pakistan Customs, Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Regional Tax Offices (RTO) , Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) etc.NAB official told Customs Today that the department has issued a letters to the heads of all the above said departments to prepare lists of all officers within 15 days with details such as grade, date of service joining, service record, Computerized National Identity Card number and mobile and inland telephone number.Sources told that the NAB Officers also visited the offices of said departments while they got verbally information from the officials about their service. The NAB authorities issued letter to heads of all said department for lists after getting verbal information because the NAB want to get data of all customs officials to feed in the NAB record according to the instructions of government.NAB authorities have demanded that the heads of said departments provide lists of officers and officials of grade 11 to grade 20 because the need of these lists is very appropriate by the order of government of Pakistan. NAB officials said that all heads of said departments have directed to all subordinate offices that prepare lists and provide to NAB within 15 days while no show negligence for this purpose. Customs official said that the department has started to prepare the lists of customs officials to provide NAB by the orders of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Higher Customs Authorities.[8] NAB record according to the – instructions


  • WHY
  1. For better future of our generations.
  2. For implementation of transparency.
  3. For speedy accountability drive.
  • HOW
  1. Provide evidence against CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICE HOLDER
  2. Guide us through constructive critique & suggestions.
  3. Provide information regarding money being siphoned abroad and regarding foreign assets of fugitives and their activities. [9] Provide information regarding money  siphoned
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