NAB has recovered Rs 296 billion from corrupt elements: DG NAB

NAB has recovered Rs 296 billion from corrupt elements: DG NAB

ISLAMABAD - Chairman, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has said the Bureau would continue playing its role for preventing corruption in important projects including China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The Chairman, who visited Balochistan Bureau to review its performance, said CPEC guarantees country’s economic progress and prosperity. He said progress in Balochistan would have far reaching impacts on national economy.

The Chairman said corruption in pat feeder canal would be unearthed and people responsible will be identified while looted money would be recovered. NAB would continue to apprehend culprits and deposit looted money in national exchequer. This would increase foreign exchange to help complete important projects in time.

He directed to take corruption cases to logical conclusion and added looted money of Balochistan people has been recovered and returned to provincial government.

The Chairman said NAB does not have any link with elections. Mandate of NAB is to apprehend the culprits without any discrimination. NAB has so far deposited record Rs. 296 billion after recovering from the corrupt.

The elimination of corruption would expedite economic activities. This would make Balochistan prosperous and country as well.

Reiterating zero tolerance policy against corruption, Justice Javed Iqbal said NAB would continue pursuing Accountability for all. Terming corruption as main curse plaguing the country, he said NAB would continue actions against the corrupt besides enhancing awareness about the corruption in educational institutions.

NAB has already started campaign to aware people, especially youth about evil effects of corruption as youth is our future and can play important role in elimination of corruption.

He said performance of NAB Balochistan under supervision of Director General is satisfactory.

He directed NAB officials to complete complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations within prescribed time frame so that the looted money could be promptly recovered from the corrupt and deposited in national exchequer. - APP