Effectively pursue 1,200 under trial corruption references, NAB chairman directs

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APP17-12 ISLAMABAD: June 12 - Chairman NAB, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal chairing a meeting to review performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters. APP

ISLAMABAD, June 12 (APP):National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Tuesday directed the officials to effectively pursue 1,200 under trial corruption
references so that the corrupt could be taken to task.
Today NAB’s conviction ratio is about 77 per cent which is one of the highest conviction ratio as compared to other investigation agencies, he said this while chairing a meeting held here to review
performance of NAB at its headquarters.
The chairman said NAB was committed to rooting out corruption in all its forms and manifestation by using all its resources with absolute professionalism, transparency, merit and
as per law across the board.
The deputy chairman NAB, Prosecutor General Accountability (PGA) and other senior officers of NAB attended the meeting.
The chairman said NAB’s anti-corruption strategy have been yielding excellent results.
He said main focus of NAB was on cases of cheating public at large by fraudulent financial companies, housing and cooperative companies, bank frauds, willful bank loan defaults, misuse of authority and embezzlement of state funds by government servants and corruption by private persons etc.
It was informed that Enforcement Policy of NAB and initiatives taken by present management under leadership of Justice Javed Iqbal have started yielding excellent results.
Chairman NAB directed Operations Division to complete
all complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations
by ensuring merit, transparency. No laxity in this regard would
be tolerated.
He directed NAB Lahore to complete 155 inquiries and 49
investigations, Karachi to complete 160 inquiries and 123
investigations, NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to complete 79 inquiries and
25 investigations, NAB Balochistan to complete 80 inquiries and
24 investigations, Rawalpindi to complete 102 inquiries and
43 investigations, NAB Multan to complete 20 inquiries and
10 investigations, and NAB Sukkur to complete 96 inquiries and 18
investigations on basis of solid evidence within prescribed timeframe
as per law.