THIS is apropos the report ‘President asks NAB to do more against corruption’ (May 29). It was reported that President Dr Arif Alvi has lauded the performance of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for recovering the plundered wealth amounting to Rs323 billion in 2020, but has urged the anti-graft watchdog to do more to promote across-the-board accountability in the country.

NAB should use its public services messages to warn people that details of everyone caught and prosecuted will be made public through the NAB website. It will cause perpetual agony and fear in the hearts of those intending to engage in corruption. It can become a powerful tool to prevent corruption.

NAB should insist that its threat will be credible, and no pressure will be entertained by it in making public disclosure of all those from whom looted, embezzled or ill-gotten funds have been recovered.

Abbas R. Siddiqi
Lahore

Published in Dawn, June 11th, 2021

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