National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal has on Wednesday said NAB is aware that businessmen are the backbone of any economy.
NAB Chairman said that the authority is aware of the importance of the business community and would never take steps to violate their rights.
He asked, “Why would we take a step that would violate the rights of a businessman then?”
Iqbal added that the stock exchange would not show a positive trend as it has been, if NAB was creating problems for the business community.
He expressed these views after distributing cheques of Rs760 million among 3,000 affectees of Model Housing Enclave and Ferozpur Housing Society.
‘Record recoveries made in two years’
Appreciating the performance of NAB Lahore, Iqbal said that distribution of millions of rupees — recovered from suspects in a short span of two years — among affectees is laudable.
“When NAB’s history will be recorded, today will be remembered because in only 24 months, Rs2.5 billion worth of recoveries were made.”
He said the joy and happiness on the faces of affectees had proved that NAB officials were “serving the nation by utilising their energies for returning hard earned money to the affectees.”
He further added that an amount of Rs1.32 billion was also returned to the affectees of other housing society projects during the last two years.
The NAB chairman added more that the Bureau is striving hard to ensure complete implementation of the rule of law.
He said those who only criticize NAB must know that criticism must have “some foundation”.
The Bureau chairman said that some elements try to engage in propaganda against NAB but despite that, the Bureau will continue to work “purely on merit”.
Iqbal said that criticism for the sake of criticism is not justified and there should always be constructive criticism.