NAB Chairman reiterates firm resolve to eradicate corruption from country

Chairing a meeting held to review overall performance of NAB especially the convictions by the Accountability Courts during 2022

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ISLAMABAD, National accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal Thursday reiterated his firm resolve of eradicating corruption from the country with iron hands for a corruption-free Pakistan

Chairing a meeting held to review the overall performance of NAB especially the convictions by the Accountability Courts during 2022, he appreciated the overall performance of NAB and said that NAB was committed to eradicating corruption in order to make Pakistan corruption-free.

He said that the logical conclusion of mega corruption cases was the topmost priority of NAB. NAB has adopted a three-pronged strategy comprising Awareness, Prevention, and Enforcement. NAB under its Enforcement policy, has introduced an innovative initiative of the Combined Investigation Team (CIT) in order to benefit from the collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers of NAB so that all inquiries and investigations should be completed on the basis of solid documentary evidence. The concept of CIT is lending quality in the conduct of inquiries and investigations. He said NAB was the focal institution of Pakistan under the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

The meeting was informed by DG NAB Sukkur that the Accountability Court Sukkur has convicted 23 accused persons including 6 officials of Government of Sindh due to vigorous prosecution of NAB Sukkur. Out of 23 accused persons, 19 accused persons have been awarded rigorous imprisonment seven years each, while remaining 4 contractors have been awarded five years imprisonment individually.

The Court also imposed a collective fine of Rs.7, 433,556/- against all the accused persons. The 23 convicted persons were sent to Central Prison Sukkur for serving the awarded sentence.

DG NAB Sukkur further informed that Accountability Court Sukkur passed judgment in reference No 14/2019 whereby the accused Dr. Ghulam Hussain Unar (Ex DHO Sanghar) was convicted /sentenced for 07 year of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 107.55 million.

During the meeting, it was informed by DG NAB Rawalpindi that the Accountability Court Rawalpindi passed judgment in reference No 02/2019 title State vs. Maj Atif Qayyum (Cheating Public at Large with serving & retired officials whereby the accused person was convicted/sentenced 3 years R.I. with fine of Rs. 2.79 million under 489-F PPC, 3 years R.I. with fine of Rs. 2.55 million under section 406 PPC, 14 years R.I. with fine of Rs. 373.24 million and 14 years rigorous imprisonment.

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