Bring Accountability to The Centre Of Government
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will ensure full autonomy for, and build the capacity of, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other accountability institutions and pursue all major corruption scandals regardless of political affiliation.
Previous national governments have intentionally stifled accountability institutions to create an environment in which corruption by the ruling elite is concealed rather than aggressively pursued.
In order to strengthen NAB, we will:
Review the NAB Ordinance to strengthen its mandate, independence and the appointment process for the NAB Chairman.
Support the NAB Chairman in conducting an organizational reform focused on “people, processes, and systems”.
Address legal lacunas in the accountability laws including reviewing “voluntary return” and “plea bargain” provisions.
Support NAB to define & track Key Performance Indicators to boost performance e.g., transparency & corruption score, number of references, time to a prosecution, spending vs. recovery ratio.
We will build a Special Task Force to launch a drive to recover looted national wealth parked in offshore tax havens by leveraging recent changes in Tax Information Agreements, Unexplained Wealth Orders and Illicit Assets Acts by foreign governments and International Organisations.
We will strengthen other accountability institutions including the Auditor General’s Office and FIA as well as parliamentary bodies especially the Public Accounts Committee.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
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