NAB: (NAB has recovered Rs 262 billion since 2000: Chairman)

June 14, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhary has said that the Organization has recovered and deposited Rs 262 billion corruption money in the national exchequer since its inception in 2000.

He was addressing a seminar on ‘Right to Information and Whistle Blower Protection’ organised by NAB in collaboration with Transparency International here on Monday.

The Chairman said there is a provision of plea bargain in the NAB laws. Referring to some important cases, he said NAB has recovered seven billion rupees in corruption cases relating to Rental Power Projects and out of twelve cases, six references have been sent to courts.

He said we have also recovered one billion rupees from two billion rupees weapons scam in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said the IG at that time is still in jail. He said 152 references were filed in courts during last year.

He said 10 months timeline has been fixed from receiving the complaints till filing the case in the NAB courts. Previously, the process was open-ended, he said. He said it was decided that all the complaints received till 2013 will be disposed of till June 30.