NAB will remain apolitical, says chairman Nazir Butt: NAB recovers Rs 3.5 billion in five scams
Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau Lt-Gen. (retd) Nazir Ahmed said that the Bureau will remain apolitical and perform work in accordance with the law to avoid controversies.
In the past, the Bureau has been involved in controversies that damaged its
“My foremost effort will be to restore the image of NAB as a fair, just, and unbiased organization,” he said.
Chairman NAB stated this while addressing a ceremony organized in Rawalpindi
for the distribution of compensation cheques among victims of various scams.
Nazir Butt expressed his concern over the country’s declining status in the Global
Corruption Perception Index and vowed to work in collaboration to eradicate
the menace of corruption.
NAB chief appreciated the patience of the scams’ victims who waited for the
recovery of the looted amount. Moreover, he also appreciated the officers for
their diligent work in recovering the looted amount.
“All accused deserve courtesy and civility and treat them as you would like
to be treated”, he remarked.
Earlier, Director General of NAB Rawalpindi Mirza Irfan Baig said that the NAB
Rawalpindi office had recovered Rs3.5 billion in five major scams. He said that
Rs 27 million were disbursed among the affectees today.
The DG NAB Rawalpindi said that the recoveries include Rs 130 million in
fake accounts in the Sindh Tractors Scheme and the amount was returned to the
Meanwhile, NAB recovered Rs500 million from Askaria Town Housing Scheme,
Rs1.9 billion from the National House Building Development Corporation scam,
and other cases.