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President calls for further strengthening NAB to end corruption
December 09, 2018

President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed the resolve to further strengthen National Accountability Bureau to check corruption in the country.  

Addressing a seminar 'Our Faith, Corruption Free Pakistan', in Islamabad today, he stressed for taking the corruption cases to logical conclusion by strengthening the prosecution.

Arif Alvi said National Accountability Bureau law is legitimate and the institution is working impartially.

President Arif Alvi said corruption is an assault on the entire human kind and it impacts the lives of all people.

He said corruption is the major impediment in the way of development of the country. He said our people illegally stashed billions of dollars abroad and the government is compelled to take loans from others to support the economy.

The President said the society as a whole will also have to contribute in the campaign against this curse.

Arif Alvi said future of the country is bright as the new government and the state institutions are heading in the right direction.

Addressing the seminar, Chairman NAB retired Justice Javed Iqbal said his institution is doing across the board accountability without any discrimination.

He said NAB recovered 3.64 billion rupees over the last one year from corrupt elements. He said those involved in the malicious propaganda against NAB can no longer hoodwink the people.

The Chairman credited the present government for giving complete autonomy to the NAB.

Earlier, the President also launched a commemorative coin and postal stumpage in connection with international anti-corruption day. He also gave away merit certificates to the outstanding officers of NAB.