Seminar on Corruption at SDPI

Majid Bashir, Senior Partner at ABS & Co’s Islamabad office, attended a seminar on corruption held at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in association with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Majid Bashir Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan stressed on developing technical expertise of NAB prosecutors and judiciary on financial cases. He also suggested improving the compensation of NAB prosecutors as defense councils are highly paid in comparison. He further said that NAB cases are prolonged to the point where witnesses resign from proceedings due to exhaustion and discouragement. Responding to a question, he said that contrary to general perception, plea bargain deal works in favor of the country as it enables identification of other beneficiaries in the case due to condition of disclosure and brings money made through corruption available for use for public welfare.

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