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SC Orders NAB To hear Corruption Cases On A Daily Basis

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Oct, 2020. 02:43 pm
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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to conduct hearing of corruption cases on a daily basis.

According to the details, while giving the order, the Top Court remarked that the process of recording evidence should be expedited and completed as soon as possible.

Supreme Court directs accountability courts to wrap up cases as soon as possible.

Determined to root out corruption

National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said the NAB is determined to root out corruption with renewed vigor and determination.

Chairing a meeting to review the overall performance of the NAB, he expressed satisfaction over the performance of operation and prosecution divisions and all regional bureaus and directed them to pursue under-trial cases after complete preparation on the basis of solid evidence as per law.

The NAB chairman said the anti-graft body is an apex anti-corruption national institution having no affiliation with any individual, group, or party but with the state.

The NAB chairman directed all regional bureaus to ensure complaint verification, inquiries and investigations on merit and as per law.

He said the NAB has received more complaints than in 2019, which shows that people’s trust has increased in the NAB. As per Gilani and Gallop surveys, 59 percent of people have expressed their confidence in the NAB.

Let it be known that on October 8, the Supreme Court, while hearing a bail petition of an accused in the disappearance of oil tankers case, remarked that corruption was rampant in the country and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should end this menace.


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