KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal the builders, housing schemers who have robbed people of their money would not be able to escape from the NAB.
“You eventually have to return poor’s money and the NAB will ensure it,” said Javed Iqbal while addressing the event titles ‘Distribution Ceremony of Allotment Orders, Cheques and Awards’ in Karachi.
He said there were people belonging to the housing scheme mafias who collected money from poor never to be returned.
The chairman NAB said you did not have pockets in shroud, so it’s better that you return the looted money so that you are raised before God as a proud man. “Otherwise, when you will return to God, you would be empty handed.”
“God gives time to evil-doers to correct their measures. We have also given people time but have not made any deal,” he said.
He asked people to investigate before investing in a housing scheme to find out if the land, where the housing scheme was announced, was under litigation or it was registered with the relevant development authorities.
Javed also said the NAB had nothing to do with the government and its politics.
“We are committed to build corruption-free Pakistan. I have said it before and would reiterate it that there’s no question of corruption in the NAB. Corrupt officers have no place in the accountability organization,” he said.
Shedding light on importance of the accountability watchdog, he said it had no alternative organization for recovery of looted money.
“They are in clutches of law, who were hard to make contact with in the past,” he said.
On June 18, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had said the anti-graft watchdog had recovered record 326 billion rupees from the corrupt people and deposited it into the national exchequer.
Chairing the meeting of the NAB Executive Board, Javed Iqbal had said taking the mega corruption cases to the logical conclusion was the foremost priority of the bureau.