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NAB probes Khursheed Shah for owning assets beyond income

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday initiated the investigation against former opposition leader of National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah for owning assets disproportionate to his his known means of income.

According to sources privy to the matter, NAB Sukkur office has approached various institutions in order to collect the details of Khursheed Shah’s assets.

The PPP leader’s son and son-in-law have also been made a part of the probe, the sources added.

The anti-graft watchdog has launched a crackdown against high profile personalities and public figures involved in corruption and money laundering cases.

On September 18, Chairman National Accountability Bureau, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal claimed that the NAB efforts have resulted decrease in Pakistan’s ranking on Corruption Perception Index from 175 to 117.

The NAB chairman described bribery and corruption as poison, saying “We must put it down with an iron hand.”

Iqbal said NAB was committed to corruption free Pakistan and would recover looted money from corrupt persons and bring them to justice as per law.

He said the Bureau has chalked out a comprehensive operational methodology for proceeding of cases complaint verification, inquiry and investigation.

According to report of Corruption Perception Index, more than two-thirds of the world’s nations have high levels of corruption.

The global watchdog list showed Pakistan was improving score on corruption perception index, having 30 points in 2015, 29 in 2014, 28 in 2013 and 27 in 2012.

 

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