NAB Balochistan arrests former, incumbent senior govt officers

By: News Desk
Published: 04:22 PM, 8 Dec, 2020
NAB Balochistan arrests former, incumbent senior govt officers
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a largescale operation in Quetta arrested former Secretary Fisheries and current Fisheries Department Director General (DG) over allegations of corruption, reported 24NewsHD TV channel, quoting NAB spokesman.

A NAB Balochistan spokesperson on Tuesday said the arrested people had allegedly embezzled Rs1 billion through misuse of power. He also said that these officers were accused of awarding contracts to unknown companies.

Earlier, NAB Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting to review the overall performance of the NAB at NAB headquarters in Islamabad.

NAB Chairman said that Transparency International (TI) Pakistan and World Economic Forum have appreciated NAB’s overall performance in the eradication of corruption and corrupt practices especially the report of Transparency International Pakistan issued on July 30, 2020 in which Sohail Muzaffar Chairman Transparency International (TI) Pakistan lauded that NAB under the leadership of Chairman NAB.

TI reported stated anti-corruption drive has resulted in an excellent impact much needed since its inception and NAB has so far made recovery of Rs 466 Billion which is a remarkable achievement. 

Transparency International Pakistan has been working with NAB since 2000, on awareness and preventive efforts to eradicate corruption, and has held many workshops, trainings, and seminars, especially on NAB’s interaction with business community and bureaucrats, assisting in NACS and UNCAC, the press statement issued by the NAB spokesperson said.