Even though the country owes international financial institutions around $84 billion, no one knows where all this money was spent.
This was stated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal while listening to public complaints at the body’s headquarters in Islamabad on Thursday.
The NAB chief listens to public complaints for around two hours on the last Thursday of every month.
He added that NAB is determined to implement its policy of ‘accountability for all’ across the board to catch the corrupt with iron hands.
In this regard, he said that NAB was conducting complaint verifications, inquiries and investigations on merit and in accordance with the law.
Justice Iqbal said that corruption was the mother of all evils, adding that the anti-corruption body has so far recovered Rs296 billion from the corrupt and deposited it in the national.
During the “Khulli Kutcheri” at NAB Headquarters on Thursday, Iqbal listened to individuals and issued on the spot orders for resolving their complaints as per law.
In his first address to NAB officers after taking charge of the anti-corruption watchdog, he had promised to listen to the complaints of the public.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2018.