National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal visited the regional bureau in Lahore on Thursday to review its overall performance.
The chairperson was briefed by NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem about cases pertaining to mega corruption scams and while collar crimes currently under investigation.
Saleem briefed Iqbal about developments in the cases involving the Sharif family including the money laundering and assets beyond means case against them, the Ramzan Sugar Mills case, Shamim Sugar Mills case, Punjab Sports Festival scam, Lahore Waste Management Company scandal, different housing societies, Chiniot Mining Scam and others.
Both deliberated upon future prospects and line of action in the cases. Iqbal also issued instructions in the cases. Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal stated that eradicating corruption from our beloved country, particularly, by bringing all mega corruption scams to their logical end is NAB’s topmost priority and all available resources are being utilised to achieve this goal.
He stated that NAB is a national institution and the officers and officials of this organisation are working tirelessly to recover the looted money from corrupt elements and to submit the same into the national kitty.
The NAB chairman stated that during the last 20 months, NAB has, directly and indirectly, recovered Rs71 billion from corrupt elements and the same has either been submitted into the government exchequer or returned to the victims concerned.
He admired the overall performance of NAB Lahore, specifically regarding the handling of mega corruption cases and the successful recovery of billions of rupees in housing sector scams.