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NAB recovers 150b rupees from corrupt elements this year

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

01st Jan, 2020. 07:43 pm
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National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered 150 billion rupees from corrupt elements during the last year and deposited the amount to the national exchequer.

According to details, Chairman NAB Justice (Retired) Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting in Islamabad to review performance of the anti-graft watchdog during the last year.

NAB received a total of 51591 complaints in 2019, and 46123 of them were disposed of according to the law. However, action is underway on 13299 complaints.

Chairman Javed Iqbal appreciated the overall performance of NAB in 2019 and directed the directors general to take scrutiny, inquiry, and investigation into all complains to the logical end under the law within the stipulated time.

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Earlier this week, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore claimed to have recovered a record amount of Rs29.93 billion as per its 2019 performance report.

NAB has issued the report in which the amount is nearly 15 times more than that retrieved in 2018.

NAB report said that last year the bureau had recorded recovery at Rs1.99 billion in its annual performance report.

NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem said NAB was strictly adhering to the policy of ‘Accountability for all’.

“Eliminating corruption from the country and establishing a corruption free environment is the top priority of NAB,” he added.

Spokesperson said the amount is unprecedented compared to the yearly recoveries accounted in the last 19 years.

Meanwhile, the 2019 performance report issued by Lahore office documented the arrest of 138 persons accused of involvement in corruption and causing loss to the national exchequer in 2019.

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