ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal said on Tuesday hinted for a wind of change to address the complaint about one-sided accountability process.
Addressing a ceremony in the honour of officers of NAB in Islamabad, the NAB chairman stated, “The country will see a wind of change as the institution had previously focused only on corruption cases filed in past. We are moving to a new ground now and the complaint against the accountability process which seemed one-sided will be addressed.”
Javed Iqbal also warned the incumbent rulers that they would not be exempted from the accountability process in the country. “The institution has witnessed corruption made in the last 30 to 35 years and it will scrutinise those gained power since last few months,” he added.
No deal or relief provided from NAB’s side
Javed Iqbal asserted that no NRO would be made from the bureau’s part. “No deal or relief will be struck from the NAB’s side,” he said, adding that making any compromise or surrender was out of question.
Some persons get treatment in London, are others not humans?
“Some people even treat their influenza virus in London and US, are other people not humans?” he asked. Moreover, he emphasised on increasing the number of judges in the country.
NAB chief urges for constructive criticism
The NAB chairman also urged for constructive criticism instead of levelling baseless allegations, character assassination and threats to him. He ruled out possibilities to surrender or compromise from the corruption watchdog body.
NAB not to summon women to its offices
Javed Iqbal assured that anti-graft watchdog body will not summon women to its offices and a female official will take the questionnaires to them. He said that the anti-corruption watchdog has set its targets to make Pakistan a corruption-free state.
1270 references, Rs940bn currently pending
The NAB chief said that 1270 references
involving an amount of 940 billion rupees are currently pending before the accountability courts across the country. He called for increasing the strength of their judges to ensure speedy trial of the references.