ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday said that the Bureau had recovered Rs71 billion in the past 22 months from the corrupt cabal.
Anti-graft chief comprehensively reviewed the performance of the operation wing of the corruption watchdog while presiding over a meeting of the executive board.
“Comparative figures of the last 22 months are also indicative of NAB’s excellent performance as the bureau has recovered and deposited Rs71 billion in the national exchequer which is a record achievement,” Justice (r) Iqbal mentioned.
He reiterated “accountability for all” stance of the Bureau to uproot corruption through an effective national anti-corruption strategy and eradicate white-collar crimes from the state and its organs.
“Corruption is a disaster that is a major hindrance for the national development […] we have been effectively trying to “import” the looted wealth taken abroad by [corrupt elements],” he said, while outlining that strict policies were being implemented.
The NAB chairman directed all concerned officials to address complaints of corruption within the specified time and bring them to their logical conclusions.