ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said that the bureau had filed references for 96 out of 179 mega corruption cases in accountability courts.
The remaining corruption cases would also see their logical conclusion as per law soon, he said while addressing a ceremony held in connection with the distribution of cheques among affected persons of the corruption cases.
Javed Iqbal said that corruption was a curse and the bureau was committed to taking action as per law against the big fishes. He termed the efforts against the menace as ‘jihad’.
People, he said, had invested billions of rupees in private cooperative housing societies but unfortunately neither they were allotted plots nor their hard-earned investment was returned. As a result, the poor people, including government pensioners, widows and orphans, had been suffering from many years, he added.
He also said that as NAB chairman, he had assured during his first address that the bureau would utilise all its energies and resources to recover the number of people from cooperative housing societies. The bureau had now fulfilled its promise by recovering a looted amount of 175 affected persons from nine housing societies.
He further asked people to invest carefully only in those societies which were working according to the law.