NAB committed to dispose of mega corruption cases

The Nation

ISLAMABAD – Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal Monday chaired a high-level meeting at the NAB headquarters here to review the overall performance of NAB.
Speaking on the occasion, the chairman said that NAB is absolutely determined to logical conclusion of money laundering, mega corruption and white collar crimes cases in a very transparent way and on merit as per law so that the corrupt elements could be brought to justice where law will take its own course of action.
The meeting was attended by Hussain Asghar, Deputy Chairman NAB; Syed Asghar Haider, Prosecutor General Accountability; Zahir Shah, Director General Operations while all DGs of regional bureaus attended the meeting via video link.
The meeting reviewed the overall performance of NAB and especially the references being heard in accountability courts.
The meeting decided that the DGs of all regional bureaus, Operations and Prosecutors Divisions would vigorously pursue the under trial references after collecting concrete evidence and in the light of statements of witnesses following all SOPs of COVID-19. The forum decided to further activate the forensic laboratory of NAB and train the investigation officers and prosecutors under the supervision of experts.
The Chairman NAB directed the Combined Investigation teams to logically conclude investigations and inquiries by taking benefits of the senior supervisory officers.
He said that a total of 1,230 corruption references were still in different learned accountability courts. The performance of investigation officers and prosecutors should be further improved.
He said that NAB is an anti-corruption institution which is making sincere anti-corruption efforts. The performance of NAB has been lauded by reputed national and international institutions.
The increase in registration of complaints reflects people’s confidence over the bureau. He directed NAB officers to utilize their energies to conclude the investigations as per law.
He said the faith of NAB is to achieve the target of corruption free Pakistan. He directed the officers to strictly pursue zero tolerance policy sans caring about any pressure and threats as NAB officers are considering eradication of corruption as their national duty.

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