NAB determined to corruption-free Pakistan, states Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal
Islamabad (web desk): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal stated that NAB is determined to corruption-free Pakistan on Tuesday.
While chairing a meeting at NAB Headquarters, he remarked corruption as cancer which is eating most of the resources of the country and NAB is absolutely committed to eradicate corruption at all cost from the country.
He said that today officers have been directed to nab the corrupt and recover hard earned looted money of innocent people and to adopt and demonstrate absolute fairness and transparency in the discharge of their national duties..
NAB chief revealed that NAB has arrested at least 226 suspects in last five months and 55 complaints are being investigated. Moreover, the bureau has gotten the approval for 39 inquiries and 33 investigations.
Around 197 references pertaining to misappropriation have been filed in the court; he shared, adding that the court has sentenced 27 suspects.
He further said the bureau has adopted a proactive strategy to check corruption at all levels with iron hands. NAB has prescribed 10 months time frame for efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of all cases from complaint verification-to filling of reference in the Accountability Court which should be adhered strictly. No leniency will be tolerated in this regard.