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Lahore NAB directed to expedite on corruption cases without fear

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal directed the Lahore Bureau for expeditious disposal of corruption cases including mega corruption.

He said these cases should be processed on basis of solid evidence, without delay and any external pressure. He was chairing a meeting at NAB Lahore to review overall performance of Bureau, especially progress on all mega corruption cases which are under process.

The Lahore NAB director general gave detailed briefing on overall performance of NAB Lahore, especially latest progress on all mega corruption cases.

The chairman said NAB was absolutely committed to eradicating corruption with iron hands across the board by adopting Zero Tolerance Policy. He directed the DG Lahore Bureau for not sparing any corrupt, dragging them into dock and depositing looted money into national exchequer as per law.

He appreciated performance of NAB Lahore and directed all officers to double their efforts in nabbing corrupt, proclaimed offenders and absconders.

He also added that the country’s top graft-buster looks past personal gains. “We look past personal gains and towards the prosperity and success of the country, we feel pride on that. This impression is wrong that NAB is raising obstacles in national development. NAB is not hindering or disturbing any kind of progress of the country.”

Speaking on his own commitment to the country and accountability, the chairman said, “I will do as I deem fit, and I don’t care about what others make of it. I am fully involved in serving the country to the best of my abilities.”

Before taking over as NAB chairman, Justice (retd) Iqbal was lauded for his exceptional performance as president of the National Commission for Enforced Disappearances.

Due to the NAB chief’s personal interest and efforts, the commission has recovered more than 2,800 missing persons, besides ensuring their safe return to their homes, according to sources.

The sources said that as president of the commission, the chairman performed his duties for seven days a week and even on holidays without receiving any remuneration and salary. They said he met the families of missing persons and tried his utmost for their recovery.