NAB releases its performance report for the year 2019

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Oct, 2020. 04:20 pm

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has released its performance report for the year 2019.

According to the details, a meeting was held at NAB headquarters under the chairmanship of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. During the meeting, the overall performance of NAB was reviewed.

According to a statement issued by the meeting, NAB received a total of 51,591 complaints in the year 2019 out of which 46,123 complaints were catered.

The NAB approved the probe into 1,464 complaints in 2019, of which 1,362 were completed in accordance with the law.

NAB approved 574 inquiries in 2019 while 658 inquiries were completed.

Similarly, NAB approved 221 investigations in the year 2019 out of which 217 investigations were completed as per law.

In the year 2019, NAB filed 206 references in the accountability courts and recovered Rs. 363 billion from corrupt elements.

Accountability courts are hearing 1,230 NAB references worth a total of about Rs 943 billion.

According to the statement, NAB disposed of 57 references out of 179 mega corruption cases in accordance with the law.

Currently, out of 179 mega corruption cases, 10 inquiries and 15 investigations are in the process of completion.

Earlier in his address, Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said that the anti-graft body believes in a transparent accountability process and seeks to address public grievances.

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal while addressing a ceremony in the federal capital Islamabad said that those who have not read the NAB rules also criticize, while the NAB decides on the merits of each case from all angles.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that politicians challenge the anti-graft body chairman for debate but if there is more corruption then more cases will be registered.

Earlier NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has said that the logical conclusion of white-collar crimes and mega corruption cases is the topmost priority of the Bureau.

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