Chairman National Accountability Bureau Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Saturday inaugurated tree plantation campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by planting a tree in the premises of NAB .

Talking on the occasion, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said NAB is determined to eradicate corruption from the country with absolute professionalism, integrity and without fear or favour on merit and transparency to anyone.

He said that NAB believes in zero tolerance towards corruption. NAB has made anti-corruption as a part of development agenda in country's governance.

The Planning Commission of Pakistan has included a chapter devoted to issues of corruption in the 11th five year plan and NAB intends to work closely with planning commission to achieve the goals.

He said during the last one year from January, 2013 to December, 2014, NAB has recovered Rs 4 billion, received 19,816 complaints, authorized 767 inquiries, 276 cases were converted into investigations and 152 references were filed in the Accountability Court.

The figures of complaints, inquiries and investigations are almost double as compared to the same period of October 2012 to September 2013 with 10,414 complaints, 276 inquiries, 84 investigations and 138 references respectively.

NAB has recovered Rs 262 billion from 1999 to date since its inception and deposited in national exchequer.

NAB received 270,675 complaints, authorized 5872 inquiries, 2908 cases were converted into investigations and 2159 references were filed in different Accountability courts throughout the country,The comparative figures for the latest years are indicative of the hard work being put in by NAB staff in an atmosphere of renewed energy and dynamism, where fight against corruption is being taken as a national duty.

The Chairman appreciated the work done by NAB KPK under the supervision of DG NAB KPK in eradication of corruption and corrupt practices.

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