NAB secures 77.7 % trial courts conviction rate in six months


National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has secured 77.7 per cent conviction rate in trial courts with 35 convictions and 10 acquittals during the first half of this year.

During the same period last year, the conviction rate was 36.8 per cent. The percentage is much higher than last six years statistics (averaging 43.7%).

This was informed during a meeting held here with NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry in the chair to review the performance of Prosecution Division of Bureau for the second quarter, starting from April 1 to June 30, 2016.

In a briefing, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA) informed that there was a significant increase in the number of convictions which came in 35 cases (152.1 per cent more) against average of 26 convictions during last six proceeding years.

On the occasion, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said NAB was committed to performing its national duty for a corruption-free Pakistan by adopting a zero-tolerance policy across the board.

He said the overall performance of prosecution division and regional bureaus of NAB is very good and has shown improvement over the previous year.