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NAB begins probe on land encroachment in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday summoned dwellers of 130 houses who illegally built structures on a 247-kanal land owned by a zoological garden in the city, ARY News reported.

According to sources, the NAB issued notices to Municipal Corporation, officials involved in selling the land. The anti-corruption department has already filed a case against municipal authorities.

At least 16 persons were nominated in the case including some elements from the land mafia, sources said.

The district administration had taken an action last year on a plea filed by a citizen. The NAB has now sought all case record and began investigating the case.

Read: NAB chairman vows to bring back corrupts from abroad

He said that NAB realized its responsibility and added that the watchdog actively playing its role in making Pakistan a corruption free state.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal urged the NAB officers to perform their responsibility sincerely and according to the law. He said that NAB was taking indiscriminate actions without any pressure against the corrupt elements.

Giving statistics, the NAB chairman said that the watchdog received 54,344 complaints during the last 13 months.

He said corruption elements, who had fled abroad, will be brought back to the country.

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