NAB to be purged of corrupt, ineligible officers, says chief  

Px09-050 QUETTA: Jun09 – Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal speaks during a press conference in Quetta. ONLINE PHOTO by Ahmad Kakar


ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday expressed concerns over incomplete inquiry regarding corruption cases despite the passage of 17 years.

Expressing apprehensions over a long delay in the inquiry into different corruption cases during a meeting with senior NAB officials, the accountability watchdog chief promised to wipe out all corrupt and ineligible officers from the Bureau.

He said there would be no place for those officers in the anti-graft institution who were reluctant to show negligence. He also announced to conduct external and internal audit of the NAB.

Javed Iqbal warned all ineligible officers to correct themselves and gave an ultimatum for the last time. “No NAB officer is above law including me,” he added.

Justice (retd) Iqbal said the culture of nepotism and taking decisions out of external pressure would not be tolerable from now on.