NAB chairman hits again at critics questioning anti-graft physique’s recoveries

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal addressing an event in Lahore on November 25, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive
Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal addressing an occasion in Lahore on November 25, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

LAHORE: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal has  mentioned critics have created  a “storm in a teacup” over the anti-graft watchdog’s  recoveries value billions of rupees, as he slammed individuals questioning the physique’s credibility. 

The finance ministry, in keeping with a media report, final month had shared that they had been unaware of recoveries value greater than Rs821 billion — besides Rs6.458bn — that the NAB claimed to have recovered since its institution. Afterwards, lawmakers had requested the authorities involved to hold out a probe into the matter and confirm the whereabouts of the quantity.

Speaking at an occasion in Lahore, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal mentioned that the “storm in a teacup is created about where billions of rupees of recovery have gone […] not all recovered amount is in cash that can be deposited in the national treasury.”

The NAB chairman mentioned that it was a troublesome process to carry again the looted wealth of Pakistan.

He mentioned that blaming NAB wouldn’t finish the circumstances, including “controversies have surrounded the bureau because it questioned powerful people for laundering money worth billions of rupees.”

The NAB chief rubbished allegations of siding with the federal government and questioned those that accuse the anti-graft physique of not going after the ruling celebration.

“The government is not a sacred cow for the NAB,” he mentioned, including {that a} full audit of accountability watchdog has been carried out 3 times and no issues have ever emerged besides for 2 or 4 minor lapses.

He mentioned the worth of lands recovered by NAB in Gwadar is in trillions.

“We have a complete account of direct and indirect recovery.”


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