Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2019
Published in Category: Corruption

Bringing mega corruption cases to their logical end ‘top priority’: NAB chairman

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal said on Wednesday that bringing mega corruption cases to their logical conclusion “is the bureau’s highest priority.”

Mr Iqbal is presiding over a meeting of the bureau’s executive board to review progress achieved in the mega corruption cases.

Besides, the meeting will consider complaints and investigations, and approve new corruption inquiries and filing of new corruption references.

“Corruption is the root cause of all evils [in the society] that require surgery to root out,” he said, adding that the department has been strictly following the policy of “accountability for all”.

“NAB believes in taking cases and not fees within the Law to their logical end,” he mentioned.

“In the last 23 months, 610 references have been filed in [different] accountability courts and in this span, Rs71 billion were recovered and deposited into the national exchequer,” he said.

He urged the public to point out illegal housing societies for curbing their rising numbers. “The business community plays a critical role in progress and prosperity of the country,” he said.