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Over 500 corrupt people arrested during last one year: chairman NAB

Rs2508 million recovered from corrupt elements

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Javed Iqbal on Sunday said that the NAB apprehended 503 corrupt people during last one year to recover looted money and to bring them to justice.

In a statement, he said during 2018 the Bureau received 44,315 complaints, authorised 1,713 complaint verifications, held 877 inquiries and 227 investigations and recovered Rs2508 million from corrupt elements.

He said Pakistan’s corruption perception Index had been decreased from 175 position to 116 because of effective steps against corruption.

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Earlier in a statement, Javed Iqbal has said that anti-graft agency was committed to make Pakistan a corruption-free state.

“Pakistan is a role model for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries because of achieving great success against white-collar crimes and corruption,” he said.

The NAB chief reiterated his resolve to carry on indiscriminate operation against the plunderers of national wealth and the corrupt.

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

 

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