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A goal has been set by the bureau to end corruption: Chairman NAB

Muhammad Abbas Haider Reporter

02nd Oct, 2019. 06:33 pm
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Chairman NAB addresses King Edward medical University

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (r) Javed Iqbal said the top most priority of the Bureau is to root out corruption from the country as it has weakened the country.

Addressing a ceremony at King Edward Medical University, he said a goal has been set by the bureau to end corrupt practices.

He said Rs 71 billion were recovered from looters and returned to the affected persons in last 22 years.

He said we only have affiliation with Pakistan instead of a specific group.

Earlier, NAB Chairman while chairing the executive board meeting said the Bureau has filed 105 mega corruption cases in various accountability courts out of 179 mega corruption complaints.

He said the conviction in NAB cases was over 70 percent.

The Bureau has recovered record Rs71 billion from the corrupt and deposited the amount in the national exchequer, he added.

The Bureau has taken 41 mega corruption cases to logical conclusion, conducted inquiry into 15 mega corruption cases and ordered investigations in 18 mega corruption cases.

NAB has filed 600 corruption cases in different accountability courts in the last 22 months.

The NAB authorized conducting four inquiries, 15 investigations and closing several investigations against various suspects, owing to absence of evidence.

The meeting approved conducting four inquiries against the owners of Exide Batteries, Muhammad Arsala Khan and others, officers of Wapda Water Wing, Islamabad and others, irrigation department Rajanpur and officers/officials of Nishan Engineering and others, said a press release.

The EBM disposed of cases of Sultan Ali Lakhani and M/s Shan Group and others due to the settlement agreements of the accused with their relevant banks as per law.

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