LAHORE:National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday
reviewed the progress on mega corruption cases particularly housing sector cases including
Aashiana Iqbal, Paragon City, Pak Arab Housing Society and Eden Housing scam.
During his visit to NAB Regional Office here, the NAB chairman also reviewed the progress
on references against former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Salman
Shehbaz and others pertaining to telegraphic transfer scandal, references against Mir Shakeelur
Rehman and Ramzan Sugar Mills, filed in the accountability courts by the NAB.
NAB Director General Lahore Shehzad Saleem along with combined investigation teams,
briefed Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal about corruption cases, references and direct and indirect
recoveries made by the NAB Lahore during last four years.
The NAB chairman was briefed that recoveries of Rs 88 billion in 45 cases were made possible
by NAB Lahore during October 2017 to uptil now, out of which recoveries around Rs 10 billion
in 22 cases were of direct recoveries while Rs 78 billions were recovered in 23 other cases
as indirect recoveries.
Addressing the officers, Javed Iqbal said that NAB was a national institution which was working
to eliminate the corruption from the country as per the Constitution, adding that the Bureau’s
steps and actions against corruption were widely appreciated by national and international bodies.
He said the NAB would continue its efforts against corruption as per merit without succumbing
any pressure, and negative propaganda into consideration.
Javed Iqbal said that NAB had no affiliation with any political party or group, however the
Bureau would always strive for the protection of national and peoples’ interests.
He also directed the NAB lawyers to include relevant and evidence loaded witnesses in courts
so that references could be concluded speedily in time.