Says 1237 references under trial in courts with worth of Rs. 1335b
Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retired Javed Iqbal has stated that NAB determined for logical conclusion of mega corruption cases of money laundering, fake accounts, assets beyond known sources of Income, Cheating public at large, illegal Housing/Cooperative Societies and modarba/musharka cases by utilizing all its resources as per law.
He stated that NAB apprehended untouchables for the first time in its history. The Learned Accountability Courts convicted 1405 accused persons due to vigorous prosecution of NAB from 20 17 to 2021. He chaired a meeting to review performance of Prosecution Division and Operation Divisions of NAB at NAB Headquarters. The meeting was attended by Zahir Shah, Deputy Chairman NAB, Syed Asghar Haider, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA) DG Operations and other senior officers of NAB.
During the meeting, it was informed that Prosecution Division of NAB is working closely with Operations Division NAB Headquarters in order to have legal assistance to all Regional Bureaus of NAB in conduct of complaint verifications, inquiries, investigations, references and pending cases of NAB vigorously on the basis of solid evidence in the respected Courts as per law.
It was informed that on the directions of the Chairman NAB, the Prosecution Division is being revamped by inducing experienced legal consultants/special prosecutors. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB said that is determined for logical conclusion of mega corruption cases of money laundering, Fake Accounts, Assets beyond known sources of Income, Cheating public at large, illegal Housing/Cooperative Societies and Modarba/Musharka cases by utilizing all its resources as per law.
He said that 1237 references of NAB are under trial in the learned Accountability Courts with a worth of about Rs, 1335 billion. NAB has decided to file applications for early hearings of under trial cases. He said that out of 179 mega corruption cases of NAB, 66 mega corruption cases have been brought to logical conclusion while 93 mega corruption cases are under trial in the learned Accountability Courts of the country.
He said that corruption is the root cause of almost all problems which undermines social, economic development and prosperity of the country. He said that NAB is the focal organization of Pakistan under United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in order to weed out corruption and to make Pakistan Corruption free by adopting “Accountability for All” policy.