NAB chief says anti-graft watchdog not taking political revenge


KARACHI: Reiterating his resolve to continue the accountability drive, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said the anti-graft body would cross every hurdle to make Pakistan a corruption-free country

“NAB has no connection with politics nor does it has anything to do with the government,” he stressed while speaking during an event.

“NAB is a state organisation and this is the reason why, to make appeals, amendments should be made in the rules of the Supreme Court.”

“We [NAB] are also not taking political revenge from any individual or party.”

“The people, who were difficult to question in the past, are now in the custody of the law,” said Iqbal.

He informed the participants that during the last four months, over Rs4 billion had been recovered only from the province of Sindh.

The chairman claimed that NAB wants to work for Pakistan and its people only. To make Pakistan corruption-free, we need the support its people, he added.

“We believe in accountability for all. Do not indulge in corrupt practices assuming nobody knows anything. If there is evidence against any official, action will be taken against him or her,” he warned.