The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore held a cheque-distribution ceremony at the NAB Offices, here on Thursday.
Director NAB Amjad Majeed Aulakh was the chief guest and gave away cheques amounting to Rs 164.879 million to the representatives of different government and private departments.
Addressing the participants, Director NAB Amjad Majid said that the process of accountability had been extended to every provincial and federal organisation.
Moreover, anti-corruption activities had also been paced up which would help further strengthen the accountability mechanism, he said.
He said that complaints against private housing societies regarding illegal sale of plots and other acts of treachery in housing sector had increased manifold, but NAB was working diligently to address all such complaints.
Amjad Majeed Aulakh handed over cheques amounting to Rs 82.95 million to representative of chief secretary Punjab, official from Lahore Development Authority received Rs7.64 million cheque, Gujranwala Irrigation Employees Cooperative Housing Society Rs 3 million cheque, Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) Rs 20.104 million cheque, National Fertilizers Marketing Limited Rs 16.48 million cheque, collector preventive Lahore Rs14.63 million, National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) Rs 9.58 million, Bank Al-Falah Private Limited Rs 2.87 million and cheque worth Rs 584 million handed over to an official from National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). All participants appreciated the efforts made by NAB Lahore officials in the wake of recovery of looted money from the corrupt elements.