Corruption is the mother of all evils: Javed Iqbal.


ISLAMABAD -- Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that corruption is the mother of all evils. Eradication of corruption and logical conclusion of mega corruption cases is the top most priority of NAB. NAB is the focal organization of Pakistan under United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as Pakistan is signatory of UNCAC.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting to review overall performance of NAB at NAB headquarters. While addressing the meeting Chairman NAB said that NAB's faith is Corruption free Pakistan which is in line with its national anti corruption strategy of Awareness, Prevention and Enforcement. He said that World Economic Forum and Transparency International Pakistan, PILDAT and Mishal Pakistan have lauds NAB's efforts to aware people about the ill effects of corruption in order to have corruption free Pakistan. He said that detailed analysis and review of all pillars of the organization i.e. Operations, Prosecution, Human Resource Development, Training and Research and Awareness and Prevention etc have been made in order to further improve their performance in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty.

The Chairman NAB said that NAB's prime focus is on corruption and corrupt practices i.e.; money laundering, cases of cheating the public at large, bank frauds, willful bank loan defaults, misuse of authority and embezzlement of state funds etc. He said that the overall complaints in 2019 were 53643 and processed 42760 whereas complaints in 2018 were 48591 and processed 41414. Increase in the number of complaints also reflects enhanced public trusted in the NAB. NAB during 2019, processed 1308 complaint verifications, 1686 inquiries and 609 investigations and recovered Rs 141.542 billion from corrupt elements in 2019 and NAB's...

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