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November 14, 2018

NAB has nothing to do with politics: chairman

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November 14, 2018

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday said that

NAB had nothing to do with politics as the it only works for protecting the country's interest. He said that measures taken by NAB would ease the lives of honest people, besides strengthening the business community. "The NAB initiatives to strengthen business community make honest people's life easier," he said.

In a meeting at the NAB Lahore, DG NAB Lahore Shahzad Saleem briefed the chairman in detail regarding the latest status of the ongoing investigations and progress in mega corruption cases.

The central representatives of the construction association met with the chairman and discussed problems and issues being faced by the business community and conveyed their reservations over the arrest of businesses community members; however they assured their association's full and sincere cooperation in unearthing the corrupt elements present within their ranks.

Talking to business community members, the NAB chairman said that corruption and other factors are affecting the economy. “Corrupt elements make alliance against NAB, on questioning why Rs50000 were spent on a project which can be completed by spending only Rs5000,” he added. He said no business deal has ever any negative effects due to NAB's initiatives.

The chairman directed the concerned to immediately establish business desks to help resolve issues of business community. The business desks will work under the supervision of director level officers of NAB. In light of directives of the chairman, business desks headed by Khawar Ilyas have already been established in Punjab. Another business desk headed by director Asim Lodhi is working at NAB head office.

The business community representatives’ lauded measures taken by chairman NAB and assured their cooperation to NAB regarding expert opinion on construction agreements.

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