Corruption-free Pakistan only motto of NAB: Justice (r) Javed Iqbal

The Nation

ISLAMABAD – Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal has said that corruption is the mother of all evils which is a major hurdle in the development and prosperity of Pakistan.
In a press release issued by the NAB here yesterday, the chairman said the NAB strongly believes in eradication of corruption and is recovering looted money from corrupt people as its top most priority is to make Pakistan corruption-free as the fight against corruption is going on as a national duty.
He also said that NAB was established under the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999. He said that NAB’s faith is corruption-free Pakistan.
The chairman also said that NAB has chalked out an effective anti-corruption strategy comprising Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement which has started yielding excellent results. NAB’s major achievements since its inception are the recovery of around Rs714 billion directly and indirectly which is a remarkable achievement as compared to other anti-corruption organizations with an overall conviction ratio of 68.8 percent.
He said NAB is the focal organization of Pakistan under the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as Pakistan has ratified and is signatory to the UNCAC. Pakistan is the only country in the world to which China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for eradication of corruption. NAB is the chairman of SAARC Ant- Corruption Forum. This was a reorganization of NAB’s excellent work as NAB is considered as a role model among SAARC countries. NAB’s anti-corruption efforts have been acknowledged by the World Economic Forum, Mishal Pakistan, PILDAT and Transparency International Pakistan. NAB’s overall conviction ratio in Accountability Court is about 68.8 percent.
As per Gillani and Gallup survey, 59 percent people have shown trust upon NAB which gives NAB encouragement. The performance of Regional Bureaus of NAB under the dynamic leadership of Justice ® Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB, for the three years performance remained exemplary as compared to other anti corruption organizations. NAB has recovered Rs. 487 billion during the tenure of Chairman NAB from January 2018 to December 2020.
The meeting was told that the reference has been filed in 105 mega corruption cases from out of a total of 179 mega corruption cases. The cases are under trial in various Accountability Courts. As many as 14 cases are at the inquiry stage and 19 mega corruption cases are at investigation stages.
The Chairman NAB gives top priority for logical conclusion of mega corruption as per law. Out of 179 mega corruption cases, 95 corruption references are under trial in the respected Accountability Courts whereas 63 corruption references have been disposed of. Only 10 inquiries and 11 investigations are under process as per law. There are around 1230 NAB’s corruption references involving Rs 943 billion are under trial in different accountability courts throughout the country. NAB has decided to file applications in respected Accountability Courts for early hearing of 1230 corruption cases so that looted money should be received from corrupt elements and deposit it in national exchequer considering it as its national duty.
He revealed that the NAB Rawalpindi has received 8,057 complaints in 2018, 8,727 in 2019 and 4,287 in 2020 and all complaints were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently no complaint is under process.
The NAB Rawalpindi authorized 215 complaint verifications in 2018, 237 in 2019 and 255 in 2020. The NAB Rawalpindi authorized 162 inquiries in 2018, 172 in 2019 and 179 in 2020. It also authorized 71 investigations in 2018, 83 in 2019 and 64 in 2020. NAB Rawalpindi has filed 213 in 2018, 233 in 2019 and 246 in 2020 in respected Accountability Courts as per law. The regional bureau has recovered Rs. 287.293983 million in 2018, Rs. 93473.16148 million in 2019 and Rs. 196222.736054 million in 2020 from the year 2018 to December 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.
The NAB Lahore received 10,211 complaints in 2018, 14,008 in 2019 and 5,023 in 2020 which were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently 757 complaints are under process as per law. NAB Lahore authorized 326 complaint verifications in 2018, 243 in 2019 and 148 in 2020. NAB Lahore authorized 213 inquiries in 2018, 103 in 2019 and 56 in 2020
The NAB Lahore authorized 37 investigations in 2018, 36 in 2019 and 26 in 2020. It filed 74 references in 2018, 55 in 2019 and 38 in 2020 in respected Accountability Courts as per law. NAB Lahore recovered Rs. 9631 million in 2018, Rs. 33554 million in 2019 and Rs. 29025 million in 2020 from the year 2018 to December 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.
The NAB Karachi received 10561 complaints in 2018, 11381 in 2019 and 6483 in 2020 and all were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently no complaint is under process. NAB Karachi authorized 590 complaint verifications in 2018, 561 in 2019 and 382 in 2020. NAB Karachi authorized 387 inquiries in 2018, 422 in 2019 and 335 in 2020. NAB Karachi authorized 189 investigations in 2018, 197 in 2019 and 135 in 2020. The regional bureau filed 46 references in 2018, 28 in 2019 and 30 in 2020 in respected Accountability Courts as per law. NAB Karachi recovered Rs. 8874.432 million in 2018, Rs. 3329.231 million in 2019 and Rs. 80975.781 million in 2020 from the year 2018 to Dec 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.
The NAB KP received 5756 complaints in 2018, 4397 in 2019 and 2474 in 2020 which were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently 307 complaints are under process as per law. NAB KP authorized 483 complaint verifications in 2018, 245 in 2019 and 121 in 2020. It also authorized 235 inquiries in 2018, 95 in 2019 and 52 in 2020. The regional bureau authorized 48 investigations in 2018, 18 in 2019 and 20 in 2020. NAB KP has filed 29 references in 2018, 20 in 2019 and 09 in 2020 in respected Accountability Courts as per law. NAB KP recovered Rs. 356.780 million in 2018, Rs. 244.754 million in 2019 and Rs. 131.780 million in 2020 from the year 2018 to December 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.
The NAB Balochistan received 1191 complaints in 2018, 836 in 2019 and 473 in 2020 and all were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently no complaint is under process. The NAB Balochistan authorized 112 complaint verifications in 2018, 169 in 2019 and 70 in 2020. It also authorized 77 inquiries in 2018, 81 in 2019 and 53 in 2020. The regional bureau authorized 26 investigations in 2018, 25 in 2019 and 17 in 2020. The NAB Balochistan has filed 13 references in 2018, 17 references in 2019 and 24 references in 2020 in Accountability Courts as per law. NAB Balochistan recovered Rs. 1054.022 million in 2018, Rs. 71.658 million in 2019 and Rs. 48.728 million in 2020 from the year 2018 to December 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.
The NAB Sukkur received 20575 complaints in 2018, 26161 in 2019 and 29208 in 2020 and all were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently no complaint is under process.
The regional bureau authorized 520 complaint verifications in 2018, 628 in 2019 and 701 in 2020. It also authorized 280 inquiries in 2018, 357 in 2019 and 401 in 2020. The NAB Sukkur authorized 75 investigations in 2018, 119 in 2019 and 142 in 2020. It has filed 89 references in 2018, 108 in 2019 and 136 in 2020 in Accountability Courts as per law. NAB Sukkur recovered Rs. 748.672 million in 2018, Rs. 8.5 billion in 2019 and Rs. 16.882 billion in 2020 from the year 2018 to December 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.
The NAB Multan received 4695 complaints in 2018, 5555 in 2019 and 3063 in 2020 which were disposed of after due scrutiny and presently 165 complaints are under process as per law. The regional bureau authorized 214 complaint verifications in 2018, 285 in 2019 and 236 in 2020. The NAB Multan authorized 75 inquiries in 2018, 127 in 2019 and 105 in 2020. It also authorized 30 investigations in 2018, 52 in 2019 and 44 in 2020.
The NAB Multan has filed 80 references in 2018, 118 in 2019 and 117 references in 2020 in Accountability Courts as per law. It recovered Rs. 1220.49 million in 2018, Rs. 2384.08 million in 2019 and Rs. 499.82 million in 2020 from the year 2018 to Dec 31, 2020 directly and indirectly.

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