Chairman NAB directs prosecutors to pursue mega corruption cases more vigorously

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ISLAMABAD, ( News10 ) – Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Friday directed regional bureaus, prosecution division to ensure pursuing large scale mega corruption cases in accountability courts diligently and after collecting concrete evidence.

Chairing a high level meeting at NAB headquarters, he said that the corruption of billions of rupees must be recovered and deposited in the national exchequer.

Chairman NAB said right now 1,230 corruption references having accumulated value of Rs 947 billion were under trial at various accountability courts and directed the concern prosecutors to file early hearing applications in the relevant courts, so that the cases could be taken to logical conclusion.

He said the bureau has recovered Rs 714 billion directly and indirectly from the corrupt and deposited the entire amount in the national exchequer. The conviction ratio of the bureau was 68.8 percent and directions have already been issued to Operation Division, regional bureaus and prosecution division to improve the standard of inquiries and investigations.

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