Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill while lauding the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs502 billion from the corrupt and plunderers during last three years.
Earlier, NAB had recovered only Rs266 billion during 16 years, he said.
He said the bureau had filed references worth Rs470 billion against the elites and plunderers in last three years. Some plunderers have taken refuge of bail, he added.
Gill said this was possible owing to the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and effective encouragement of state institutions.
He said NAB secured these achievements owing to non-political interference and encouragement of state institutions by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government led by Imran Khan.
NAB probes charges on Miftah Ismail
On an initiated inquiry into a suspicious bank transaction case against senior PML-N leader Miftah Ismail, the accountability watchdog delved into the matter. The body revealed that the PM’s suspicious transaction was carried through the bank account of the PML-N leader and questioned the source of four billion rupees in the leader’s account.
The NAB sources further expound that Miftah Ismail has earned this sum of money during his tenure. At the start of this year, the then former finance minister Miftah Ismail got bail from his jail on account of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) scandal case.
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Furthermore, as per sources, the accountability court issued a release order to the former minister in the LNG case after the submission of a Rs 10 million surety bond by his lawyer in the court.
NAB uncovers Rs600 billion scandal on Port Qasim
National Media agency 92 News reported 17 July that the National Accountability Bureau has sought documents in a more than Rs600 billion worth of scandal at Port Qasim.
The case concerns contracts of Chairman Port Qasim Authority and Collectorate Customs with QICT company, 92 News reported.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk