Chairman NAB stresses for eradication of corruption from its roots

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB has said that the eradication of corruption from roots
has become imperative as the menace has deteriorated to an extent that it has become cancer.
He said according to the recent survey report of Gillani and Gallop, 59 percent people expressed confidence over the performance of NAB. Whereas Pakistan has been ranked at 107th in International Economic Forum’s International Corruption Perception Index.
He said that each and every persons wants to eliminate corruption but the single most viable solution of achieving the goal is to ensure self accountability and bribery
this will definitely help materializing the dream of making
corruption free Pakistan.
He said that steps are being taken to check the menace of money
laundering. The money stashed abroad by money laundering and
corruption would be returned to the country from across the globe. NAB has improved its functioning aiming to effectively eliminating the menace of corruption. NAB has fixed 10 months period from complaint verification to filing reference against the corrupt. The complaint verification, inquiries, investigations are being strictly concluded with in the prescribed time frame of 10 months.
Taking mega corruption cases to logical conclusion was priority of NAB, he said adding that NAB has filed 105 mega corruption cases in various accountability courts from out of a total of 179 mega corruption cases registered.
NAB conducts white collar corruption investigations after securing comprehensive evidence, documentary proves and as per law. Right now , as many as 1210 corruption reference of Rs 900 billion are at various stages of hearing in different accountability courts.
He said NAB has deposited record over Rs 297 billion in national exchequer after recovering from the corrupt elements. He said corruption is hurdle in progress and economic prosperity of
the country. NAB has established a separate Cell for registration of the complaints of business community. The ongoing investigations against fake Housing Societies, Cooperative Societies would be concluded. NAB has filed a reference against Mufti Ehsan in Mudarba case. The Accountability court had sentenced Mufti Ehsan 10 years
imprisonment and Rs 9 billion fine. NAB has won the mega corruption case due to its effective prosecution. NAB was trying its best to apprehend 34 culprits involved in NAB Mudarna/Musharka schandels besides repatriating absconders fled abroad through INTERPOL.

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