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NAB to be purged of corrupt, ineligible officers: chairman

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal has urged officers to refrain from indulging in corruption as the corrupt had no place in the bureau.

Addressing a meeting held to review performance of the Chairman Secretariat, he said that necessary action would be taken against officials involved in violation of laws. “Despite initiating accountability process within NAB, no action has yet been taken effectively against the corrupt officers/officials, who have inflicted severe losses,” he said.

The chairman NAB asked why no legal action had been taken on inquiries and investigation pending on the basis of various complaints for the last 17 years. He said that all possible steps should be taken to improve reputation of NAB. “No one is above the law. The law stops us from misusing powers,” he said.

He directed NAB officers/officials to work with due diligence, honesty, dedication and transparently on merit. He warned that he would not allow any official to ignore merit rules, transparency, honesty, and hard work while discharging their duties. He said that he would not take a moment to act against corrupt elements in NAB to punish them according to law. He also directed officials to conduct internal as well as external audits of NAB to ensure fair usage of funds and resources.