NAB has no relation with any political party: Javed Iqbal
LAHORE (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said that the anti-graft watchdog has no relation with any political party.
Javed Iqbal visited Bureau’s Lahore office where he was given detailed briefing on mega-corruption cases.
During the meeting, the NAB chief said that the anti-graft institution’s commitment is only with the state of Pakistan. Javed Iqbal said that the NAB is working as per the constitution and law.
He said that the Bureau is performing it duties according to the law, adding that the investigation officers take the investigations to logical end against corrupt elements on the basis of concrete evidence.
Javed Iqbal said that the sole aim of the NAB is to recover looted money from corrupt elements, while taking the corrupt elements to justice. He said that the Bureau believes in taking care of everybody’s respect and more facilities were being provided to the accused than jail manual.
The NAB chief said that the anti-graft agency doesn’t believe in any kind of torture, adding that the investigations into white-collar crime are based on concrete evidence for which the Bureau’s officers are given regular courses.
He further said that the NAB has initiated the probe of fake bank accounts case as per the court orders.
A day earlier, the NAB has announced to form a combined investigation team (CIT) to probe into fake bank accounts case.
The combined investigation team will be headed by Director General NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Naeem Mangi. The meeting reviewed in detail Supreme Court’s judgment in fake bank accounts case.
The NAB assured to transparently take the investigation process to logical conclusion in the light of the Supreme Court’s judgment. The anti-graft body has also urged the media to avoid speculations on the matter.
On Jan 7, the Supreme Court referred the fake accounts case to the NAB. The court ordered to remove the name of Bilawal Bhutto from JIT report as well as the exit control list (ECL) in the fake accounts case.