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National Accountability Bureau starts Inquiries on the Orders of Supreme Court in Significant cases of Corruption

Islamabad: NAB has started conducting inquiries and investigation on the order of Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan, against highly significant cases of corruption which included corruption in the affairs of Pakistan Railways, ISAF missing containers scam involving colossal and huge loss of duties/ taxes worth billions of rupees and corruption/misuse of authority in OGRA subsequent to the appointment of its last Chairman.

Proceedings in all these issues have been initiated under the provisions of National Accountability Ordinance 1999 and significant progress has been made on some important aspects including recoveries in Pakistan Railways.

In the scrap case, Railway officials and contractor are under custody of NAB out of which contractor has agreed to voluntary return of Rs. 47 million as a difference for the scrap lifted so far from Railways and another Rs. 240 million more as a difference in addition to the amount already agreed for the material / scrap to be uplifted by him.

Negotiations are going on with Royal Palm Golf Club and its management has agreed to pay a substantial amount as increase to Railway authorities annually. Inquiry about the purchase of spares for Chinese locomotives is at the final stage which in fact was the major cause for halting the Railway operations.

The Bureau is also conducting important matters of Bank of Punjab as per the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In this case NAB has so far recovered more than 5 billion rupees from the accused persons out of the defrauded amount of Rs. 9 billion and the process of further recovery is underway.

As per the judgment of the apex court about revival of NRO cases, all of the terminated cases were revived and are being pursued in accordance with law. In this respect more than 100 weekly progress reports have been submitted on revived NRO cases before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The matters pertaining to grievances of the general public and referred by the Honourable Court for redressal are being given due priority and compliance reports are being regularly submitted to the apex court. This shows the commitment of the Bureau towards its obligations on matters particularly entrusted by the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The Bureau is conducting its proceedings on the complaints received from various sources and matters referred by the Superior Courts. The matters related to high level corruption and particularly referred by the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan are being given high priority whether the referred matters are pertaining to corruption or redressal of grievances forwarded through Human Right Cell of the Apex Court.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: 051-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: 051-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk

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