NAB distributes cheques of Rs749.9mn among housing scam affectees

01 Jan, 2019 10:24 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has said NAB is committed to nab the corrupt elements under its “Accountability for All” Policy.

He was speaking at a cheque distribution ceremony among victims of three housing societies held in Islamabad today (Tuesday).

The NAB chairman distributed cheques of amounting 749.9 million rupees among affectees of Shaheen Foundation, Tele Town Housing Society and Chargia Housing Society Wah.

He said NAB since its inception has recovered 297 billion rupees from corrupt elements and deposited in the national exchequer.

This has been reported in the yearly performance report of the anti-graft watchdog’s Rawalpindi office that the NAB had filed 50 references including against four former prime ministers during 2018.

“Total 50 references were filed including against four former PMs — Nawaz Sharif, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Yousaf Raza Gillani and Shoukat Aziz – and several other influential persons,” said the report.

This year witnessed a great deal of financial embezzlement news as anti-corruption watchdogs delved deeper into illegitimate conducts allegedly committed by powerful politicians and public servants.

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