NAB chairman says corruption is biggest obstacle in development

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said that corruption is the biggest obstacle in national development. NAB has set a goal of corruption free Pakistan adding that Transparency International, the World Economic Forum and other international institutions have praised the NAB s work.

Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal chaired a high level meeting in Lahore which discussed bringing mega corruption cases to a logical conclusion, effective prosecution of cases and depositing money to national treasury after recovery from corrupt elements.

Director General NAB Lahore along with Combined Investigation Teams gave a briefing on mega corruption cases. Talking on the occasion, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said that all cases should be brought to a logical conclusion in accordance with the law.

The Chairman NAB directed the investigating officers and prosecutors to make the liaison more effective. Investigate cases on a scientific basis based on documentary evidence, advising to keep the number of witnesses to minimum numbers so that the cases can be brought to a logical conclusion as soon as possible.

He said that NAB believes in zero corruption and 100% development. The performance of the NAB has improved under the present leadership. In the last four years, about 74 billion rupees have been recovered directly and indirectly from corrupt elements.