ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP):National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs 178 billion besides filing 600 corruption references in different accountability courts during the year 2019,Director General NAB (operations) Zahir Shah said on Monday.

Briefing about the performance of NAB to a meeting chaired by Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, he said the bureau had received 51,591 complaints during 2019 out of which 46,123 were resolved and action was being taken to resolve remaining 13,299 complaints.

NAB has accorded approval of conducting verifications of 1,464 complaints, out of which 1,362 verifications have been completed.

While investigations were being continued on the verification of 770 complaints as per law.
NAB had also approved 574 inquiries and completed the inquiries of 658 complaints and investigations were continued against 859 inquiries as per law during 2019.

NAB has also approved 221 investigations in 2019 out of which 217 investigations had been completed and investigations of 335 complaints were being continued.

A total of 1,275 corruption references are at different stages of hearing in different accountability courts involving Rs 944 billion corruption.