Dear Editor,

I write to you today to express my growing concerns regarding the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the call for its restructuring to ensure a more transparent and accountable system. While the NAB was initially established with the noble intention of combating corruption, there is a pressing need to address the perception of its current functioning, particularly in light of its military origins.

The NAB, a corruption accountability institution, must be scrutinized for its independence and impartiality, as the perception of military influence raises questions about its impartiality and the need for democratic principles.The military connection to the NAB raises concerns about potential unchecked power, undermining the ideals of an anti-corruption watchdog that upholds justice, fairness, and due process. A thorough review of the NAB’s structure, ensuring civilian oversight, is recommended to maintain public trust and confidence in the accountability process, ensuring a system that combats corruption and is perceived as fair.

I call upon our policymakers and stakeholders to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the future of the NAB, with the aim of strengthening its foundations and ensuring it operates within the framework of democratic values. By doing so, we can reinforce the commitment to accountability while upholding the principles of justice and fairness.

Zooha Indher

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