NAB reveals 11 months performance under Chairman Justice (R) Javaid Iqbal

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NAB reveals 11 months performance under Chairman Justice (R) Javaid Iqbal

ISLAMABAD - NAB spokesman Nawazish Ali Asim has said that under Justice Iqbal, the NAB’s performance had been ‘phenomenal’.

According to the spokesman, NAB during the past eleven months has arrested 476 accused, authorised 216 complaint verifications, ordered 238 inquiries and gave a headway for 79 investigations.

“NAB has also filed 340 corruption references in accountability courts and convicted 72 accused persons. It has recovered Rs 2,410 million,” the spokesman added.

According to the data available with Pakistan Today, the performance of the prosecution team of the NAB appears dismal during the past three years with the inclusion of former chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry’s tenure. According to the details, the NAB filed 733 references in accountability courts during the past three years.

In 2015, 238 references were filed out of which the NAB won decisions in 45 references. Applications under section 265-K in favour of NAB were 54 while writ petitions filed in high courts were 1,656 against the NAB. The petitions that decided in favour of NAB were 780 while appeals filed in high courts were 186. Out of these, only 34 were decided in the bureau’s favour.

The cases filed in Supreme Court during 2015 were 221 out of which 129 were decided in NAB’s favor. There were 40 plea bargains during the trials.