NAB taking action against untouchables of past: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal said that bureau was taking action against the untouchables of the past.

In a statement, he said that NAB and Pakistan can co-exist; however, corruption and Pakistan cannot,” he said, adding that some people were “hiding behind their cases of alleged corruption, money laundering, assets beyond known sources of income and misuse of authority by blaming NAB.

Justice Javed Iqbal said that NAB believes in “zero corruption, 100% development”. “NAB was absolutely committed to rooting out corruption as our Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had termed “One of the biggest curses…was corruption and nepotism.

NAB was taking action against all those who remained in government, 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 was making all out efforts to eradicate corruption from the society without caring about powerful and big fish having allegedly unprecedented stories on their credit. NAB has recovered Rs.487 billion during the tenure of present management which was a record achievement.