All resources being utilized for arrest of fugitives, proclaimed offenders: NAB chief

ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal said that all resources are being utilized for the arrest of fugitives and proclaimed offenders.

An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of the NAB Chairman in which various references were discussed in detail.

According to a statement issued after the meeting, the anti-graft watchdog is determined to take money laundering and white collar crimes cases to logical conclusion, adding that all resources were being utilized for the arrest of fugitives and proclaimed offenders.

The anti-graft agency chairman while directed to file petitions for early hearing for speedy disposal of 1,230 corruption references currently awaiting hearing in various accountability courts and said that the law will take its course for punishing the looters of billions of rupee.

He said that eradication of corruption from the country was the top priority of the NAB, adding that a surgical operation was the only remedy for eradicating the cancer of corruption from the country. “The anti-graft watchdog was determined to root out corruption with renewed vigour and determination,” he added.

The accountability courts have been asked to take up pending corruption references involving 943 billion, so that the culprits could be punished. The investigations of money laundering and other corruption cases were continuing in a transparent way.

The anti-graft watch dog has so far recovered Rs 466 billion since inception and deposited the amount in national exchequer. The conviction ratio of NAB is 86.8 percent which was the best as comparing to other such institutions.