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  • NAB Chairperson Justice (r) Javed Iqbal chaired a gathering attended by physique’s deputy chair, prosecutor-general, director-general of operations
  • Iqbal says elimination of corruption from Pakistan, in addition to returning looted cash to the nation, is the NAB’s “top priority”
  • Provides that the NAB, immediately and not directly, recovered Rs714 billion, “the conviction rate in accountability courts is about 68.8%”

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s anti-graft watchdog, the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB), has vowed to submit petitions to the related courts for fast hearings of mega-corruption instances price billions of rupees.

The event got here throughout a NAB Chairperson Justice (r) Javed Iqbal-headed assembly whereby Hussain Asghar, Syed Asghar Haider, and Zahir Shah — the anti-corruption physique’s deputy chairperson, prosecutor-general for accountability, and the director-general of operations, respectively — had been additionally current.

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The general scenario of NAB and bringing mega-corruption instances to a logical conclusion had been mentioned within the assembly.

In his remarks, Iqbal, the NAB boss, mentioned “the elimination of corruption from Pakistan,” in addition to “returning looted money to the country and depositing it in the National Exchequer, was the watchdog’s top priority.”

“At present, some 1,230 corruption references filed by the NAB are pending in various accountability courts across the country,” the highest official mentioned, including that they had been cumulatively price about Rs947 billion.

“Petitions for early hearing of mega-corruption cases worth billions of rupees will soon be filed in the accountability courts and preparation should be followed on the basis of solid evidence, witness statements, and other [relevant] documents,” he added.

Justice (r) Iqbal underlined that the NAB has thus far immediately and not directly recovered Rs714 billion and deposited it to the nationwide kitty. “The conviction rate in accountability courts is about 68.8%,” he mentioned.

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Instances could also be delivered to a logical conclusion in accordance with the regulation below Part 16 (a) of the NAB Ordinance 1999, he added.

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