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NAB denies closing 21 mega corruption cases during Justice Javed’s tenure

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has strongly denied a media report alleging that the bureau has closed 21 mega corruption cases during the tenure of Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal.

Only one corruption case has been closed during the tenure of Justice Javed Iqbal and media reports appeared on April 10, are baseless and unfounded, a spokesman of NAB in said a statement.

Clarifying the news item, the spokesman said 99 percent mega corruption cases had been closed before taking charge of Justice Javed Iqbal on October 11, 2017.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) appointments cases against former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif are pending in NAB since last 18 years. A case had been registered against Nawaz Sharif in the year 1999, accusing the former him for making illegal appointments in FIA. The appointments were cancelled by the successive government, said a press release.

The spokesman said it was transpired during inquiry of the case that the appointed persons in FIA were not only sacked but the Executive Board of NAB had closed the cases owing to insufficient evidence. The merit closure of the case was a significant indication of the fact that Justice Javed does not believe on taking revenge.

Chairman decides about the case by analysing available evidence and relevant law. Current Chairman vigorously pursuing the policy of ‘Accountability for All.’ NAB fulfills the requirements of law and justice is being done in the investigation, inquiry and complaint verification of each and every complaint.