PESHAWAR: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (retd) Javeed Iqbal has said that the country’s bureaucracy should not have any fear from the anti-corruption body.
Chairman justice (retd) Javeed Iqbal on Tuesday visited NAB’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa office wherein he was briefed on the BRT Peshawar, the Billion Tree Tsunami, Malam Jabba Resort while he also reviewed the bank of Khyber case.
The anti-graft body chairman said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an important regional bureau of the NAB while he categorically said that the anti-corruption body institution didn’t belong to any political party, person or group.
He said that he respects all the politicians of the country as per law, however, the country will progress only when corruption will be eradicated from the country.
Regarding the graft-buster body, he said that the NAB filed as many as 1210 cases worth of Rs 900 billion in accountability courts while continued cases from the past will be sent to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
Talking about business community, he said that businessmen are like the backbone of the country’s development and prosperity and for their respect, the NAB has decided no to take sales tax and income tax cases.