NAB has solid evidence against untouchables in mega corruption cases

The Nation  |  Aug 03, 2021

ISLAMABAD - Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal has said that the Bureau has solid evidences against untouchables in the cases related to money laundering, fake accounts, misuse of authority, assets beyond known sources of income and cheating the public at large.

In press release issued by the NAB headquarters here yesterday, the chairman said NAB has filed 1273 corruption cases having an accumulative value of Rs 1305 billion which are subjudice in the accountability courts. 

The Chairman said that NAB from 2018 to 2020 has recovered Rs 502 billion from corrupt elements which is a record achievement as compared to other years which shows a commitment and dedication of NAB officers towards performance of their national responsibilities in eradication of corruption from the country.

He said that NAB has recovered Rs 814 billion directly or indirectly from corrupt elements since the Bureau's inception, which is the more recovery as compared to other such anti-corruption organizations.

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The performance of NAB has been lauded by reputed national and international institutions. NAB has become a role model for SAARC countries in eradication of corruption as Pakistan has become first chairman of SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum which is a great achievement for Pakistan due to NAB.

The Bureau is the focal organisation of Pakistan under the United National Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Pakistan is the only country with whom China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for eradication of corruption. 

Pakistan and China are jointly working for ensuring transparency in the China Pakistan Economic Coordination projects.

He said that NAB has its Headquarters in Islamabad and regional bureaus located at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, KPK, Multan, Sukkur and a sub office at Gilgit Baltistan. Today, NAB has been rejuvenated in order to eradicate corruption from Pakistan.

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NAB has proved that its actions against corrupt elements are across the board as NAB does not believe in victimization. 

 

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