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No nepotism, carrying out across the board accountability: Chairman NAB

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retired Javed Iqbal on Thursday while ruling out allegations of nepotism, has said the bureau is carrying out across the board accountability.

“NAB is an independent body and has no sympathies for any political party or an individual,” said Chairman NAB in his statement issued here today.

He said NAB’s prime object is to serve Pakistan and bring back the looted money to the national exchequer.

“Across the board accountability is underway countrywide to bring back the looted money to national kitty,” Mr. Iqbal maintained.

Ruling out the criticism, the head of anti-graft watchdog said, the NAB had recovered rs 297billion and distributed among the affected, who were deprived of their money, adding that the bureau will come up to the expectations of the countrymen.

Earlier on November 30, Chairman NAB chaired a high level meeting at the Bureau’s headquarters to review overall progress of all the bureaus.

Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal had maintained, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is carrying out accountability process without any discrimination across the country.

He had underlined the need to root out menace of corruption, which is core cause of wrongdoings in the country.

The NAB had chairman directed all the bureaus to bring mega corruption cases to their logical end on emergency bases and asked to refer other routine cases to the concerned anti-corruption agencies.

The NAB chairman told the meeting that during the span of last one year, 44315 complaints had been registered, 227 inquiries launched, 440 references filed and Rs2580 million recovered from the plunderers.

According to the Gallup and Gilani survey 59 per cent people expressed their trust in NAB, he concluded.

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