KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Karachi chapter has recovered Rs341 million and successfully decided at least 12 cases in just two months.
The newly-appointed NAB Karachi Director General Brig (r) Farooq Awan, while talking to media, said the Bureau organises an open forum on the last Thursday of every month and earning the faith of the people as complaints were increasing day by day. He nullified the opinion of targeting the leadership of any specific political party or individual and said leaders of other political parties and government including bureaucrats are being investigated.
The DG NAB said for the last two months, the Bureau had speeded up the action against the complaints and nearly 20,000 applications were investigated, while at least 50 more cases were being probed. He said 10 new references were registered against the alleged criminals and decisions of 12 cases were successfully given in favour of the Bureau.
Awan said at least Rs518 million were recovered from Karachi and 153 suspects were also arrested in the current year. He said nearly 10,000 applications were received only in a year and all were dealt with accordingly, while 117 cases are being inquired upon and 42 references are in Accountability Courts.
The DG NAB Karachi Farooq Awan claimed at least in 90 cases, sentences or plea bargain were given and nearly the amount and lands of Rs30 billion were recovered or evacuated from the accused and distributed among the victims or deposited in the national exchequer.