NAB chief vows to take probe into sugar, flour scams to logical end

By: News Desk      Published: 11:33 PM, 30 Mar, 2021
NAB chief vows to take probe into sugar, flour scams to logical end

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal has said the probe into sugar and flour scams will be taken to a logical end.

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in his address to the constituent assembly called corruption the curse, he said adding that NAB has evidence of big fish’s money laundering. 

The chairman said there is a difference between white-collar crimes and street crimes. He listed the bureau’s feats, saying that it filed 1,230 cases over corruption and deposited Rs714 billion so far. 

NAB has constituted a combined investigation team (CIT) to benefit from the collective wisdom of senior supervisory officers, he said, adding that the CIT has the services of director, additional director, investigation officer, legal counsel and experts of the monetary and land revenue department.

NAB officers are working with dedication and commitment, he said, adding that NAB was taking action against all those who remained in government, were untouchables in the past and are now being questioned about the misuse of power.

The chairman said NAB was making all-out efforts to eradicate corruption from the society without caring about powerful and big fish having allegedly unprecedented stories on their credit.  Pakistan is being considered a role model for Saarc states in the anti-corruption campaign, he added.

He reiterated accountability for all resolve, saying that NAB proved that its actions are across the board as NAB does not believe in victimisation. 

Reporter: Usman Khan