ISLAMABAD: Javed Iqbal, Retired Justice chaired a meeting of NAB (National Accountability Bureau), reviewing its performance over 22 months, from October 2017 until now.
Within the meeting it was disclosed that over the previous 22 months, an amount of Rs71 billion was directly & indirectly recovered from corrupt elements, which was deposited into the national exchequer’s account.
However, no example of the above-mentioned recovery by NAB was found during the previous 22 months.
As per details, NAB’s Sukkur directly & indirectly recovered an amount of Rs 10,656 billion within this period which was deposited into the account of the national exchequer.
Similarly, an amount of Rs 31,231 billion was directly & indirectly recovered by NAB Lahore from corrupt elements after which it was deposited into the national exchequer’s account.
An amount of Rs 0,949 billion was both direct & indirect recovered by NAB Balochistan, from the corrupt, which was then deposited into the national exchequer’s account.
NAB Karachi also direct & indirect recovered and deposited an amount of Rs 10,861 billion in the account of the national exchequer.
In a direct & indirect way, an amount of Rs 14,653 billion was recovered by NAB Rawalpindi, whilst an amount of Rs 2.5 billion was recovered by NAB Multan both directly & indirectly. These amounts were respectively, deposited into the account of the national exchequer.
An amount of Rs 0,5 billion was both directly & indirectly recovered by NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from the corrupt after which it was deposited into the account of the national exchequer.
Furthermore, an amount of Rs 0,014 billion was also directly & indirectly recovered by NAB Gilgit-Baltistan during this period from Pakistan’s national exchequer.
During this meeting, NAB’s chairman stated that the elimination of corruption is NAB’s top priority, whilst all resources will be used to accomplish this goal.
Justice Javed Iqbal, instructed all NAB’s Director Generals to put forward their best attempts to eliminate corruption within Pakistan by pursuing the policy of “Accountability for All.”
He added that they should be taking the complaint inquiries, verifications & investigations to its rational conclusion inside the given timeframe. He concluded the huge corruption cases will be prioritized by NAB, whilst all resources will be used for this purpose.