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Rs303 bn recovered from corrupt elements: NAB chairman

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday said 303 billion rupees had been recovered from corrupt elements and deposited into the national exchequer, ARY News reported.

“The NAB considers eradication of corruption from the country its prime responsibility,” Justice Javed Iqbal said while addressing a business community event. He said the country would be prosperous, if the business community would be prosperous.

He said the anti-graft watchdog was using all resources to bring back those who had fled abroad.

The chairman NAB said those who had illegally plundered wealth in the country had made big offshore assets like plazas and valuable assets in different countries.

He said the accountability bureau did not hurt anybody’s self-respect during investigation.

“We summon people with all due respect,” he said.

Javed Iqbal said he always helped needy people as a judge.

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On March 7, Javed Iqbal had vowed to bring back home “all the plunderers of national wealth” who had ‘fled abroad’.

He had said that they would bring all the looters and plunderers of public funds to justice. The NAB chairman had termed corruption a major hurdle in country’s progress and development.

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

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