National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has said that the Bureau has recovered a record Rs. 71 billion from the corrupt in the last 20 months. The amount has been deposited in the national exchequer.
According to the statement, the bureau had also filed 600 corruption references in different accountability courts in the last 20 months.
“Billions of rupees have also been recovered from the owners of various fake housing societies and returned to the affected people,” he said.
Right now, he said, 1,223 references, involving corruption of Rs. 900 billion, are being heard by various accountability courts.
“The anti-graft watchdog has so far recovered Rs. 326 billion from the plunderers and deposited the amount in the national exchequer,” Iqbal added.
NAB is a national institution and its officers are performing their duties with sincerity and dedication, said the chairman.
He further added that the bureau is striving hard to conclude the bigger corruption cases, and all available resources are being utilized for the elimination of white-collar corruption cases. NAB’s aim is to eliminate corruption from society and recover looted money from the plunderers.
“The NAB believes in making Pakistan a corruption-free country, and its officers strictly adhere to ‘accountability for all’ policy,” he concluded.