NAB academy will train professionals to fight white-collar crime
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has established the Pakistan Anti-Corruption Academy (PACA)” at its headquarters to train professionals in the fight against white-collar crimes.
“NAB always places a high priority on building the capacity of its investigators on a regular basis on modern lines, as training is an ongoing process that is an effective tool for improving and maintaining the quality of investigators,” the president said. of NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal. while chairing a meeting to review the performance of NAB’s Training and Research Division at its headquarters.
The NAB president said the academy would provide standardized and tailored training, organize seminars and conferences, create opportunities for dialogue and networking, and act as an anti-corruption think tank to hold professionals accountable for future challenges of white collar crime.
“It will provide a holistic approach to anti-corruption education and research, facilitate anti-corruption training for practitioners from all sectors of governance, and provide technical assistance to a wide variety of stakeholders,” a- he declared.
He affirmed that corruption is a major obstacle in the process of development and progress. PACA will strive to develop a brand, culture and practice of integrity and accountability.
The NAB President said the creation of a state-of-the-art academy is a milestone in the history of NAB, adding that the performance goals of the training programs would also be continuously evaluated to provide a basis for a further review and refinement of future training needs.
He maintained that a state-of-the-art forensic science laboratory has also been established at NAB Rawalpindi to undertake the examination of forensic material. “The Forensic Examination Center is vital to any organization fighting white collar crime, therefore the academy will provide intensive forensic training programs for investigators to enhance their expertise in analyzing criminal cases. latent fingerprints, computer and audio-visual forensic evidence, interrogated documents, and digital evidence in accordance with internationally established proficiency standards, the NAB Chairman said.
He added that the NAB is an umbrella anti-corruption organization in the country and has a mandate to eradicate corruption from the country.