NAB will recover looted money from corrupt elements, says Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that the accountability watchdog did not care about browbeating, duress and propaganda of vested interests as it set about eradicating corruption from the country.

In a statement on Saturday, he said that the main aim behind setting such a goal was to ensure Pakistan became a corruption-free country according to the law. 

Iqbal said NAB officers were performing their national duties and will continue to do so in the future as well. He said that NAB is strictly adhering to its zero-tolerance policy against corruption.

He said all available resources will be utilised to take the cases of corruption in order to recover looted money from people who were allegedly involved in corruption in the housing society/cooperative housing societies like Mudarba/Musharka/ He said that NAB will try to take theses cases to their logical conclusion bring the corrupt to justice. 

The NAB chairman said the corrupt elements who have looted the government and the people by misusing their authority, earning assets beyond their known sources of income, or indulging in money laundering would not be spared as per law. “These efforts would continue persistently so that the looted money could be recovered and deposited in the national exchequer,” he said.

He said NAB has no affiliation with any political party, group or individual but it has only affiliation with the state of Pakistan. Due to such reasons, he said the performance of NAB has been appreciated by reputed national and international institutions.

Iqbal said that according to Gillani and Gallup survey 59% of the Pakistanis have expressed their confidence over NAB’s excellent performance. He added that he has directed all officers to conduct complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations as per law.

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