Business community backbone of economy, not to be harassed: Javed

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has said that the business community is the backbone of the economy as it is rendering great service to the country by promoting business activities, providing jobs, increasing exports and bringing foreign exchange to the country, therefore, NAB would never take any action to harass any genuine businessman, but will go after those who commit fraud with people.
He expressed these views while addressing the business community during his visit to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) on Tuesday. NAB Spokesman Nawazish Ali Asim also accompanied him.

Javed Iqbal said that NAB has never asked any businessman about his source of capital and investment except for money laundering cases. He said that NAB never stopped any investment project as they were contributing to strengthen the country’s economy.
He said that he has already issued instructions to NAB authorities that no businessman should be called through telephone to NAB office nor should be humiliated in any manner. He said that he had appointed one full time Director each in NAB HQs and regional offices to deal with the complaints of the business community, but no complaints were sent to them.

The Chairman NAB urged that the business community should take advantage of the services of these Directors for redress of their complaints. He said that ICCI get the list of cases of the business community to send to him and he would decide them within 30 days except for those cases, which were sub-judice in courts. He said he was ready to provide a desk of NAB in ICCI for better coordination.