Senate Standing Committee on Finance was briefed on Thursday (today) by the additional secretary budget that only Rs6.5 billion has been deposited into the government’s account by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) since the department’s inception instead of Rs821 billion claimed by the NAB.
Out of the Rs6.5 billion, the most amount collected by NAB was in the tenure (2013-2018) of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s government. As per the reports, Rs 3.39 billion were deposited in the government’s bank account which makes 61 % of the Rs6.5 billion.
21.5 % (Rs1.4 billion) of the total of Rs 6.5 billion deposited in the tenure of the current government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (2018-present).
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) tenure witnessed Rs771 million which makes the total of 12 % of the deposit.
While Rs368 million was deposited during the era of General Musharraf after recovering from corrupt individuals and companies.
Upon being asked from Tanvir Butt, the additional secretary budget about the remaining money calculations and statistics. He replied that only National Accountability Bureau can answer where the remaining money is and in which government account they deposited the money.
As per the statements of NAB, their Rawalpindi department recovered the most amount. The committee chairman Senator Talha Mehmood mentioned that the recovery amount from NAB should also be audited.