Business community playing vital role in economic development: Chairman NAB

Dunya News

Business community playing vital role in economic development: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - President Gwadar Chamber of Commerce called on Chairman NAB Justice(r) Javed Iqbal at NAB headquarters on Wednesday. The Chairman said that NAB has great respect for the business community which is playing a vital role in the economic development of the country.

He said income tax and sales tax cases of the business community have already been referred to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and special desks have been established in NAB headquarters and regional offices to facilitate the business community. The desks have been directed to resolve businessmen complaints as per rules, he added.

The Chairman NAB said that the country is indebted upto Rs100 billion, no beds in hospitals, students are being denied admissions in universities/colleges. He said NAB was pursuing the cases of the people who were penniless in 1980, but today they owned multistory buildings. From where did they acquire that money? especially a bike rider who amassed wealth and made towers in Dubai.

NAB is taking action against all those who were untouchables in the past and are now being questioned about their illegal actions, misuse of authority, assets beyond known sources of income, money laundering and loss to national exchequer. He said that NAB is making all out efforts to eradicate corruption from the society without caring about powerful and big fish having allegedly unprecedented stories on their credit. He said that NAB does not take direct action in bank default cases but State Bank refers cases to NAB.

Earlier, Mir Naveed Baloch, President Gwadar Chamber of Commerce apprised Chairman of the problems of the Gwadar business community. He appreciated his efforts for eradication of corruption as well as addressing problems of business community. The president assured his full support to Chairman NAB for NAB’s firm resolve for eradication of corruption from Pakistan so that dream of corruption free Pakistan could be materialized through collective efforts of all segments of society.