Chairman NAB distributes compensation cheques.

ISLAMABAD -- Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lt. Gen. (R) Nazir Ahmed on Monday distributed compensation cheques among affectees of various scams of cheating public at-large.

During a ceremony held in NAB Rawalpindi office the Chairman reiterated that NAB will remain completely apolitical and will work as per law.

He said that in the past the organization found itself involved in undue controversies which made it lose its focus and damaged its reputation.

He said his foremost effort will be to restore the image of NAB as a fair, just and unbiased organization. Chairman NAB expressed concern at the country's slide on the Global Corruption Perception Index and said that the entire society had to work together for eradicating the menace of corruption.

He also appreciated the affectees for their patience while waiting for the looted amount to be recovered and assured that henceforth every effort would be made to conclude such cases in the shortest possible time frame.

Earlier, DG NAB Rawalpindi Mirza Irfan Baig, in his welcome remarks, said that NAB Rawalpindi had made a recovery of Rs. 3.5 billion in 5 major cases of cheating public at-large, in which Rs. 27 million were being disbursed today among the affectees.

The recoveries include Rs. 130 million in fake accounts in Sindh Tractors Scheme handed over to Government of Sindh, Rs. 500 million in Askaria Housing scam, Rs. 1.9 billion in National House...

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