NAB releases details of 1194 persons convicted during four years: Chairman

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 14 (DNA): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has
released details of 1194 accused persons who were convicted during the 4
years tenure of Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB from Oct 10, 2017 to
Oct 10, 2021 under Section 10 of National Accountability Ordinance
(NAO)-1999 and under Section 25 (b) of NAO-1999 through vigorous
prosecution of prosecution, operations and all regional bureaus as per
law as actions speak louder than words.

The Chairman NAB appreciated the excellent performance of all Regional
Bureaus of NAB and directed all concerned to continue their efforts in
vigorously pursuing NAB cases in learned Accountability Courts.

During the meeting, it was informed that 11x accused persons were
convicted in 2021 till Oct 10, 2021 by learned Accountability Courts
Rawalpindi/Islamabad on the basis of solid evidence through vigorous
prosecution of NAB Rawalpindi under section 10 of NAO-1999 through
vigorous prosecution.

Similarly in the year 2020, 13x accused persons, in the year 2019, 09x
accused persons, while in the year 2018 and 21x accused persons were
convicted by learned Accountability Courts under section 10 of NAO-1999.
It was further informed that during 2021, 21x accused persons were
convicted by different learned Accountability Courts
Rawalpindi/Islamabad on the basis of solid evidence through vigorous
prosecution of NAB Rawalpindi under section 25(b) of NAO-1999. Similarly
in the year 2020, 21x accused persons, in the year 2019, 25x accused
persons while in the year 2018, 08x accused persons were convicted by
different learned Accountability Courts under section 25(b) of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, it was informed that 7x accused persons were
convicted in 2021 till September 2021, on the basis of solid evidence
through vigorous prosecution of NAB Lahore in learned Accountability
Courts, Lahore under section 10 of NAO-1999. Similarly during the year
2020, 12x accused persons, in the year 2019, 03x accused persons, in the
year 2018, 28x accused persons, while in the year 2017, 11x accused
persons were convicted by learned Accountability Courts under section 10
of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, it was further informed that 20x accused persons
were convicted by learned Accountability Courts, Lahore during 2021 till
September 2021 on the basis of solid evidence through vigorous
prosecution of NAB Lahore under Section 25(b) of NAO-1999. In the year
2020, NAB Lahore got 26x accused persons convicted, in the year 2019,
59x accused persons and similarly in the year 2018, 62x accused persons
were convicted by different learned Accountability Courts under section
25(b) of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, DG Operations informed that during 2021 till Oct 10,
2021, 53x accused persons were convicted by different learned
Accountability Courts of Karachi on the basis of solid evidence through
vigorous prosecution of NAB Karachi under section 10 of NAO-1999.

In the year 2020, 24x accused persons, in the year 2019, 56x accused
persons, similarly in the year 2018, 72x accused persons while from 10th
October to 31 December 2017, 13x accused persons were convicted by
different learned Accountability Courts under section 10 of NAO-1999.

DG Operations further informed that during 2021 till September 2021, 17x
accused persons were convicted by different learned Accountability
Courts of Karachi on the basis of solid evidence through vigorous
prosecution of NAB Karachi under section 25(b) of NAO-1999.

Similarly in the year 2020, 32x accused persons were convicted, in the
year 2019, 78x accused persons, 40x accused persons in the year 2018,
while 55x accused persons were convicted by different learned
Accountability Courts under section 25(b) of NAO-1999 in the period from
October, 2017.

During the meeting, it was informed that NAB Sukkur during the year 2021
till Oct 10, 2021, 12x accused persons have been convicted by learned
Accountability Court, Sukkur on the basis of solid evidence through
vigorous prosecution of NAB Sukkur under section 10 of NAO-1999.
Similarly during the year 2020, 04x accused persons, in the year 2019,
09x accused persons, in the year 2018, 16x accused persons, while in the
year 2017, 32x accused persons were convicted by learned Accountability
Court Sukkur under section 10 of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, it was further informed that during 2021 till
September 2021, 42x accused persons from learned Accountability Court,
Sukkur on the basis of solid evidence through vigorous prosecution of
NAB Sukkur under Section 25(b) of NAO-1999. In the year 2020, 82x
accused persons, in the year 2019, 112x accused persons, in the year
2018, 55x accused persons and similarly in the year 2017 from October
2017, 41x accused persons were convicted by learned Accountability Court
Sukkur under section 25(b) of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, it was informed that during 2021 till Oct 10, 2021,
11x accused persons were convicted by learned Accountability Court,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the basis of solid evidence through vigorous
prosecution of NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under section 10 of NAO-1999.
Similarly during the year 2020, 08x accused persons, in the year 2019,
25x accused persons, while in the year 2018, 07x accused persons were
convicted by different learned Accountability Courts under section 10 of
NAO-1999.

DG Operations further informed that during 2021 till September 2021, 04x
accused persons were convicted by different learned Accountability
Courts Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the basis of solid evidence through
vigorous prosecution of NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under section 25(b) of
NAO-1999, similarly in year 2020, 06x accused persons, in the year 2019,
04x accused persons, while in the year 2018, 09x accused persons were
convicted by different learned Accountability Courts under section 25(b)
of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, it was informed that during 2021 till October 2021,
08x accused persons in by learned Accountability Courts, Balochistan on
the basis of solid evidence through vigorous prosecution of NAB
Balochistan under section 10 of NAO-1999. Similarly in the year 2020,
03x accused persons, in the year 2019, 05x accused persons, while in the
year 2018, 04x accused persons were convicted by learned Accountability
Courts (Balochistan) under section 10 of NAO-1999.

It was further informed at the meeting that 11x persons were convicted
by learned Accountability Courts, Balochistan under section 25(b) of
NAO-1999 during the period from October 2017 till September 2021.

During the meeting, it was further informed that during 2021 till
October 2021, 04x accused persons have been convicted by learned
Accountability Court, Multan on the basis of solid evidence through
vigorous prosecution of NAB Multan under section 10 of NAO-1999.
Similarly during the year 2020, 12x accused persons, in the year 2019,
03x accused persons, in the year 2018, 07x accused persons, while in the
year 2017, 03x accused persons were convicted by learned Accountability
Court, Multan under section 10 of NAO-1999.

During the meeting, it was further informed that during 2021 till
September 2021, NAB Multan in the year 2020 got convicted 02x accused
persons by learned Accountability Court, Multan on the basis of solid
evidence through vigorous prosecution of NAB Multan under Section 25(b)
of NAO-1999. Similarly in the year 2019, 01x accused persons, in the
year 2018, 10x accused persons, while in the year 2017, 02x accused
persons were convicted by learned Accountability Court Multan under
section 25(b) of NAO-1999.

Justice Javed Iqbal has said that NAB is committed to bring corrupt
elements especially big fish to justice on the basis of solid evidence
as per law. He said that logical conclusion of mega corruption cases is
the top most priority of NAB. NAB has constituted a Combined
Investigation Team (CIT) to benefit from the collective wisdom of senior
supervisory officers which is lending quality. He said NAB is the focal
institution of Pakistan under the UN Convention against corruption and
Chairman of SAARC Anti-Corruption Forum.

He said NAB is considered a role model organization in SAARC countries.
The Chairman NAB said that NAB for the last 4 years from Oct 10, 2017 to
Oct 10, 2021 has recovered Rs 539 billion directly and indirectly from
corrupt elements with conviction ratio of 66 % which is a record
achievement as compared to other years which shows a commitment and
dedication of NAB officers towards performance of their national
responsibilities in eradication of corruption from the country.

He said that NAB’s anti corruption strategy has proved very successful
which has been lauded by reputed national and international
organizations like Transparency International, Pakistan, World Economic
Forum, PILDAT and Mishal Pakistan.

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