ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Thursday that the mega corruption cases should be taken to their logical end on a priority basis.
According to NAB notification, a session under the NAB chairman was held at the probe body’s headquarters, where he reviewed performance of the regional bureau.
The statement quoted the chairman saying that he staunchly believes in putting an end to corruption and they are striving for a corruption-free Pakistan.
Justice (retd) Iqbal said that low-level cases will be forwarded to relevant anti-corruption institutions and action will be taken against those who have not completed inquiry within said time limit.
In the statement it was stated that NAB’s overall conviction rate is around 77 per cent.
In the past 12 months, 503 people were arrested, while complaints were received against 44,315 people.
On Nov 21, the chairman said the watchdog has stepped up efforts to arrest proclaimed offenders and absconders and is investigating cases as per mega-corruption laws.