PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Director General Brig Farooq Naser Awan has said that corruption is the biggest impediment in economic progress of Pakistan.
Addressing a cheque distribution here Monday, he said KP NAB is actively probing into mega corruption scams proactively. Several cases are also referred by the Peshawar High Court which shows confidence in the bureau. The NAB Director General handed-over cheques amounting to Rs23.955 million to Raza Ullah, Additional Secretary Finance Department Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The amount was recovered from Zard Ali Khan, Chief Engineer C&W Dept Peshawar investigation into illegal assets. During the course of inquiry, it was revealed that the accused Zard Ali Khan Chief Engineer C&W Department enjoyed posting at very lucrative position including Chief Engineer PERRA and piled assets worth millions of rupees.
The Director General NAB said mere Anti-Graft Agencies can’t eliminate corruption unless and until all segments of the society come forward and make collective and coordinative efforts.
This, he opined, would definitely establish our credibility which is a pre-requisite for a dignified nation. Instead of cursing others and making hue and cry, it is better to contribute towards the betterment of the society even to light a single match, he concluded.