ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs. Fifty billion from corrupt elements through 206 references filed in various accountability courts.
Presiding over a meeting to review the performance of the Anti-Corruption Institute in 2019, Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal said that due to scientific investigations, the conviction rate in corruption cases was 70%.
He said that this performance could be further improved by reviewing complaints and inquiries under the Command and Investigation System.
Chairman NAB said that Rs. 9 trillion was corrupted in 1,212 references filed last year.
Justice (R)Javed Iqbal said that NAB's priority is to reach the logical end to mega-corruption cases and to recover the lost wealth.
He appreciated NAB's overall performance in 2019 and directed all director generals to verify all complaints and conduct inquiries and inquiries within ten months as per law.
Chairman NAB said that NAB's performance was appreciated by credible national and international organizations.
He instructed all NAB investigating officers and prosecutors to investigate white-collar crimes on a scientific basis, "that cases should be vigorously pursued in courts so that corrupt elements can be punished according to the law."
He said that NAB had recruited officers on the merit so that the company's existing workforce can be expanded by expanding its capacity.
According to NAB Director General (Operations) Zahir Shah, the Bureau received 51,591 complaints in the year 2019, out of which 46,123 applications were dealt with by law, while 13,299 charges were being worked on. Is.
He said the NAB approved the verification of 1,464 complaints in 2019, out of which 1,212 were examined in accordance with the law and 770 claims were under investigation.
Similarly, the Anti-Corruption Agency approved 5,74 inquiries last year, while investigations have been completed on 588 complaints and work on 899 59 inquiries is underway.