Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, has said that the Bureau would continue playing its role for preventing corruption in important projects including China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Chairman, who visited Balochistan Bureau to review its performance, said CPEC guarantees the country’s economic progress and prosperity.
He said progress in Balochistan would have far-reaching impacts on the national economy. The Chairman said corruption in pat feeder canal would be unearthed and people responsible will be identified and the looted money would be recovered.
NAB would continue to apprehend culprits and deposit looted money in national exchequer. This would increase foreign exchange to help complete important projects on time.
He ordered that corruption cases should be taken to a logical conclusion and added that the looted money of Balochistan’s people has been recovered and returned to provincial government.
The Chairman said NAB does not have any link with elections. The mandate of the NAB is to apprehend the culprits without any discrimination.
NAB has so far deposited a record Rs. 296 billion after recovering them amount from the corrupt. The elimination of corruption would expedite economic activities and this would make Balochistan prosperous as well.
Reiterating zero-tolerance policy against corruption, Justice Javed Iqbal said NAB would continue pursuing Accountability for All.
Terming corruption as the real 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 an awareness campaign for people, especially youth, about the effects of corruption as youth is our future and will play an important role in the elimination of corruption.
He said that the performance of NAB Balochistan under the supervision of the Director-General is satisfactory.
He directed NAB officials to complete complaint verifications, inquiries, and investigations within the prescribed time frame so that the looted money could be promptly recovered from the corrupt and deposited in the national exchequer.