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NAB solves 66 mega corruption cases, recovers Rs 539 billion

According to the report, out of 179 mega corruption cases, 66 cases have been brought to a logical conclusion by honorable accountability courts, while 94 corruption cases were pending in accountability courts. The report said NAB has recovered around Rs 539 billion from corrupt elements directly and indirectly in the last four years.

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) brought 66 mega corruption cases to a logical conclusion, said a four years performance report issued by the agency on Tuesday.

According to the report, out of 179 mega corruption cases, 66 cases have been brought to a logical conclusion by honorable accountability courts, while 94 corruption cases were pending in accountability courts.

The report said NAB has recovered around Rs 539 billion from corrupt elements directly and indirectly in the last four years.

According to report, NAB since its inception has received a total of 501,729 complaints since its inception out of which 498,256 had been disposed off.

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NAB has authorized 16,307 complaint verifications as per law, out of which an investigation of 15,475 complaints has been completed.

NAB has initiated 10,365 inquiries as per law out of which 9,299 have been completed. The NAB has authorized 4,707 investigations out of which 4,377 have been completed.

NAB has filed as many as 3,776 references in various accountability courts. Right now some 1,237 corruption references of Rs 1,353 billion were being heard in various esteemed accountability courts of the country.

Due to effective prosecution on the basis of solid evidence of NAB, the esteemed accountability courts not only convicted 1,405 accused during the last 4 years but also recovered billions of rupees from them.

NAB’s anti-corruption strategy

NAB chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal said that NAB has chalked out a comprehensive anti-corruption strategy comprising awareness, prevention, and enforcement under the “Accountability for All” policy. Besides overhauling and perfecting working procedures in order to make NAB a more credible and reputed organization to eradicate corruption in all its forms and manifestations.

The NAB chairman said that NAB has rejuvenated by implementing his accountability for all policy across the board under the slogan of “NAB’s Faith-Corruption free Pakistan.” “The results have yielded excellent dividends. Well reputed national and international organizations like Transparency International Pakistan, World Economic Forum, PILDAT, Mishal Pakistan have not only lauded NAB’s efforts for eradication of corruption but in the Gillani and Gallup Survey about 59 percent people have shown their confidence in NAB,” he said.

Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS