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1. tv. to arrest someone. (see also nabbed.) I knew they would nab him sooner or later.
2. and nabber n. a police officer; a cop. There’s a nabber at the door who wants to talk to you.


mod. caught by the police; arrested. She’s down at the police station. She’s nabbed.
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Uncle nab

n. a policeman. Watch out for Uncle nab. He’s been asking about you.
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NAB has its Headquarters in Islamabad while it has seven regional offices.
He said this while visiting NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Regional Bureau to review its performance.
He informed that under dynamic leadership of Chairman NAB, the bureau is actively perusing the cause of elimination of corruption and corrupt practices through a holistic approach of awareness, prevention and enforcement by adopting zero tolerance policy.
He said PILDAT in its latest report has rated NABs performance at 42 percent in Government offices working,the rate of success of NABs prosecution work in all courts is 70 percent.
After welcoming the delegation, Chairman NAB said corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies.
The Special DGs/DPGs Conference was held at NAB after Annual Inspection of Regional Accountability Bureaus, to review the performance of all Regional Bureaus with special reference to matters related to setting up of an effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) system having warnings and alarms system for violators and delinquent, says a press release issued here.
During the meeting, DG Operations NAB Headquarters gave presentation about the working of NAB and its operational methodology in order to conduct complaint verification, inquiries and investigations under National Accountability Ordinance 1999.
ISLAMABAD -- Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday said NAB is aggressively pursuing awareness and prevention campaign throughout the country to curb corruption.
The allocation from government to NAB for its working since its creation is Rs: 12.
Director General (DG) Training & Research Division, gave a detailed presentation on the training being provided to NAB Investigation officers / officials and Prosecutors.
NABs performance has been appreciated by International Independent Watch Dog "Transparency International" as well as "PILDAT" in their recent reports.
Studies have shown that the presence of IFN-(beta) NAbs may negatively alter the therapeutic effectiveness of the commercially available IFN-(beta) class of disease modifying drugs commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis, which includes IFN-(beta)-1a SC (Rebif(R)), IFN-(beta)-1b SC (Betaseron(R)), and IFN-(beta)-1a IM (Avonex(R)), and that NAbs developed in five percent to 45 percent of all multiple sclerosis patients treated with these drugs (1, 2, 3).
ISLAMABAD -- Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry chaired a meeting of all wing heads of NAB Lahore Regional Bureau and was briefed about all working of wings of NAB Lahore Regional Bureau as well as about Administrative Affairs.
NABs deputy prosecutor general Mian Mohammad Bashir told the court on insistence that about 3 to 4 billion rupees or assets have been seized, on which Chief Justice Iftikhar ordered him to submit exact statistics.