Corruption is no more a domestic issue but a transnational organized crime. It has become an international phenomenon where societies and the governments around the globe have to be vigilant and more active to root out the menace. The dream of good governance and economic and social development remains unfulfilled without adhering to the principles of transparency and across the board accountability. The present democratic set-up accordingly pledges to have effective measures against corruption, said the Chairman NAB Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokahari while inaugurating two days 17th Directors General Conference started today to review the performance of NAB during the previous year. Highlighting the role of organization, the Chairman observed that NAB being premier Anti-corruption Institution remains a fore-runner in providing requisite support to all national institutions, including Superior Judiciary, Public Accounts Committee, office of Federal Ombudsman and other Anti-corruption agencies operating all over the world. Appreciating the performance of NAB he said that it has shown positive trends during previous seven months or so although there was severe shortage of workforce. He felicitated the officials and expressed the hope that they will continue their efforts for achieving the ultimate goals of transparency and financial integrity in the public and private institutions. Directors General from headquarters, Punjab, Sindh, KP, Balochistan and Rawalpindi participated in the conference to give an over view of their performance during previous year. Directors General would make their presentations during the period of two days and the conference will conclude tomorrow. Apart from the presentation of the performance of their regions, the directors general would also deliberate upon various administrative and technical issues they counter while performing their functions under awareness, prevention and enforcement activities.