Rs296b recovered from corrupt elements: Javed Iqbal

Islamabad

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal has said that to prevent corruption in important development projects of national interest including China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Bureau would continue playing its active role.
Speaking during his visit to Balochistan Bureau to review its performance on Tuesday, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said that the CPEC guarantees country’s economic progress and prosperity. He was of the opinion that progress in Balochistan would have far reaching impacts on national economy. Corruption in pat feeder canal would be unearthed, people responsible will be identified and looted money would be recovered, the chairman NAB reiterated.
NAB would continue to apprehend culprits and deposit looted money in national exchequer, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said adding that this would increase foreign exchange to help complete important projects in time.
He directed to take corruption cases to logical conclusion and added looted money of Balochistan people has been recovered and returned to provincial government. NAB does not have any link with elections, the chairman said adding that mandate of NAB is to apprehend the culprits without any discrimination.He said that the NAB has so far deposited record Rs. 296 billion after recovering from the corrupt.
The elimination of corruption would expedite economic activities; he said and added that this would make Balochistan prosperous and country as well.
Reiterating zero tolerance policy against corruption, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said NAB would continue pursuing Accountability for All.
Terming corruption as main curse plaguing the country, he said NAB would continue actions against the corrupt besides enhancing awareness about the corruption in educational institutions.
NAB has already started campaign to aware people, especially youth about evil effects of corruption as youth is our future and can play important role in elimination of corruption.—INP

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