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Operations against corrupt elements under way: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhary has said that NAB is taking action against corrupt elements not only in Sindh, but across the whole country, while CM Baluchistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baluch was not involved in corruption scandal of Baluchistan Finance Adviser and Finance Secretary.

During a casual talks with journalists and addressing the seminar held on the subject of corruption in National Highway Authority office, Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhary said that NAB is takes action wherever found corruption evidences. He rejected the impression that action is being taken by NAB only in Sindh.

He said that investigations are under way against scandal of Baluchistan’s Former Finance Adviser and Secretary Finance, while the accused bank accounts are freeze.

Chairman NAB said that there is a big noise of Panama Leaks in country, hence a high-level consultation is under way to investigate Panama Leaks, after which NAB will be ready to take responsibility if NAB was assigned any responsibility. He said that there is no political pressure on NAB, if anyone will attempt to pressurize then he or she will not be spared.

He said that NAB has recovered 75 billion rupees and submitted in National Treasury, while 22 billion rupees were submitted in national treasury during the past two years. Addressing the seminar, Chairman NAB said that cooperation of other institutions against corruption is a good sign, hence NAB was not aimed to harass anyone, but to stop corruption.