The SIC, Lebanon's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), receives, analyzes, investigates suspicious transaction reports (STRs) and ensures compliance of banks, financial institutions and other reporting entities with the AML/CFT regulations.
Islamabad: Acting Chairman National Accountability Bureau
(NAB) Imtiaz Tajwar has said that the capacity building course of NAB workforce
in line with the international best practices which will help improve the
performance of NAB investigation Officers/Prosecutors.
Addressing a concluding training ceremony on Anti Money
Laundering and Public Corruption for NAB Investigation officers and Prosecutors
in Collaboration with US Department of Justice / International Criminal
Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), here Friday, he said that
recently US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement has handed
over a Video Spectral Comparator 8000, state-of-the-art forensics document
analyzer to NAB that would assist the bureau with identifying fraudulent
documents, including travel and identity documents, banknotes, cheques, and
According to a press release issued here, he said that NAB
is the apex Anti-Corruption Agency of the country with the mandate to eradicate
corruption in Pakistan. NAB is also the focal agency under United Nations
Convention on Anti-Corruption (UNCAC). He said that NAB is the only
Anti-Corruption Agency which has prescribed timeline for efficient, effective
and expeditious disposal of cases putting a maximum time limit of 10 months.
He said that NAB has also introduced a new System of
Combine Investigation Team (CIT) in order to benefit from the experience and
collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers. This system is not only
lending quality to the work but also ensuring that no single individual can
influence the proceedings.
He said that concept of CIT has proved very successful in
order to improve quality of inquiry and investigations and benefit from the
experience and collective wisdom of senior officers.
He said that NAB always accords high priority to the
capacity building of its Investigation Officers and Prosecutors in line with
International standards, best practices and lesson learnt. In addition to the
NAB's in house training programs, collaboration in capacity building with
National International Agencies are always welcomed.
During the ceremony, INL-P Director Gregory K. Schiffer
stated that Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs works
in more than 90 countries to help countries combat crime and corruption,
counter drug-related crime, improve police institutions, and promote laws and
court systems that are fair and accountable.
He appreciated NAB's efforts in eradication of
corruption. He said that capacity building of NAB's investigation
officers/Prosecutors and provision of new forensics equipment to NAB will help
in investigation of corruption cases, not only for NAB, but for other law
enforcement agencies as well.
The Acting Chairman NAB thanked International Narcotics and
Law Enforcement Affairs for its partnership and support in helping NAB to
achieve its mission of eliminating corruption in Pakistan, both through
training and equipment support.
He appreciated the efforts of US Department of
Justice/ICITAP, US Embassy, Islamabad and Training and Research Division NAB
for their collaborative efforts in capacity building of NAB workforce in line
with the international best practices.