ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday stressed the need for taking indiscriminate action for the elimination of corruption from the country and to restore the confidence of masses in national institutions.
He said this while talking to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
The president stressed that NAB officers should be very honest and unbiased because corruption-free administration and decisions were the hallmarks of the bureau.
On the occasion, the NAB chairman presented Annual Report 2017 of his organisation to the president.
While appreciating the annual report, President Mamnoon emphasised that corruption could be eliminated from the society only if all the requirements of justice were fulfilled. He directed that reservations of the courts and public against NAB should be removed.
The president also underlined that the ongoing development process should not be affected by the steps taken by the accountability institutions and officers. He underscored that extermination of corruption and firm accountability were considered as a national agenda, therefore, all efforts should be made to enhance the confidence of the public in such institutions.
Mamnoon Hussain observed that Pakistan made a significant improvement in the international ranking with reference to the indicators of corruption in which NAB had played an important role.
NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal assured the president that the bureau would continue to take indiscriminate action against corruption.