Rigging allegations hurled to tarnish NAB's image, clarifies Chairman Javed Iqbal

11:37 AM | 2 Jul, 2018
Rigging allegations hurled to tarnish NAB's image, clarifies Chairman Javed Iqbal
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ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal has clarified that the allegations of rigging before the elections have been levelled just to tarnish the image and credibility of NAB.

According to a communique issued by the anti-corruption body, the NAB head expressed that such allegations cannot frustrate  NAB's firm resolve and commitment to eradicate corruption from the country, which is voice of the whole nation to make the country corruption free.

'NAB had nothing to do with elections, and it was working in accordance with law and would continue to perform its duties as per its mandate,' he asserted.

He said NAB had asked all the stakeholders concerned to find out alternate ways and means for winning the next general election 2018 as indiscriminate actions of NAB had increased its prestige and image manifold.

'NAB does not believe in any victimization. NAB is committed to nab corrupt, proclaimed offenders and absconders with iron hands by using all its resources. The whole nation has pinned hopes on NAB for eradication of corruption from the country,' he added.

He said NAB had been rejuvenated to eradicate corruption and directed all the director generals of the Bureau for not sparing any corrupt, dragging them in the dock.

Javed Iqbal directed all ranks of NAB staff to work hard, transparently and on merit as the Bureau was Pakistan’s apex anti-corruption organization.

He said NAB’s effective National Anti-Corruption Strategy had been acknowledged by both national and reputed international organizations like PILDAT, Transparency International and World Economic Forum, which was a matter of pride for Pakistan.

He highlighted that due to NAB's effective enforcement policy, it had arrested 350 accused persons during the last seven months and recovered about Rs 2,200 million, which was a record achievement with overall convictions of 77 percent.