NAB’s 68.8 percent conviction ratio is the best ratio as compared to others

Islamabad, March 04, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB chaired a meeting to review performance of NAB at NAB Headquarters. During the meeting, it was informed that Operation Division and Prosecution Division of NAB are monitoring closely with all regional bureaus of NAB in order to have operation and legal assistance to all Regional Bureaus of NAB in conduct of complaint verifications, inquiries, investigations which are pleading all mega corruption cases of NAB vigorously on the basis of collective wisdom having solid documentary evidence in the respected Courts as per law.

During the meeting, it was informed that on the directions of Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB, a mechanism of handling of witnesses has been introduced in NAB which is lending quality in investigations and the results of this concept are very encouraging. NAB’s overall conviction ratio is approximately 68.8 percent which is the best conviction ratio as compared to other anti corruption organizations

During the meeting, it was informed that respected Accountability Court Sukkur has announced judgment in reference No. 8/2016 whereby the accused Asif Sardar Arain was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 9 million, accused Ghulam Mustafa Hulio was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2.7 million, accused Zameer Hussain Abro was convicted and sentenced to 7 Years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1.3 million , accused Javed Ali Jagirani was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 0.7 million, accused Inayatullah Abro was convicted and sentenced to 7 Years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 3.4 million, accused Qurban Ali Abro was convicted and sentenced to 7 Years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 16 million, accused Ghulam Abbas Shaikh was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.15 million, accused Ghulam Qadir Aheer was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 0.6 million, accused Tufail Ahmad Aheer was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 0.5 million, accused Jahangir Channa was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 1.5 million, accused Ghulam Qadir Bhutto was convicted and sentenced to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 6 million.

During the meeting, it was further informed that respected Accountability Court Hyderabad has announced judgment in reference No 20/2016/H whereby the accused Muhammad Anwar Baloch was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 4 million, accused Muhammad Waqas was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 5 million, accused Muhammad Sohail Shaikh was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 5 million, accused Arsalan Ahmed Shaikh was convicted and sentenced to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2 million, accused Nasrullah was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 4 million, accused Irshad Jessar was convicted and sentenced to 1 year of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 5 million.

During the meeting, it was informed that respected Accountability Court Karachi has announced judgment in reference No 25/2016/H whereby the accused Shafique Ahmed Khan was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 135,432,551, accused Barkat Ali Qureshi was convicted and sentenced to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 5 lakh, accused Kausar Shah was convicted and sentenced to 3 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2 lakh.

During the meeting, it was informed that respected Accountability Court Karachi has accepted the plea bargain application of the accused Shahrukh Masood in Ref no 34/2016 State Vs Syed Ali Raza. The accused returned an amount of Rs. 4,267,500 through plea bargain, the accused is convicted in the meaning of section 15 and also disqualified for 15 years. During the meeting, it was informed that respected Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed the petition of pre-arrest Bail of the accused Noor Muhammad Laghari, Ex-Secretary Special Education Sindh and Dr. Kishore Kumar was apprehended by NAB Karachi team.

Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB said that NAB is committed to the logical conclusion of mega corruption in collar crime cases by adopting the “Accountability for All” policy. Chairman NAB directed to all Regional Bureaus of NAB to put in their best efforts in vigorously pursuance of under trial cases in respected courts with complete preparation on the basis of solid documentary evidence in accordance with law so that corrupt elements should be brought to justice and looted money recovered from them should be deposited in the national exchequer.

He said that NAB has recovered Rs. 714 billion directly and indirectly which is remarkable achievements. He said that as per Gilani and Gallup survey, 59 percent people have shown trust upon NAB which gives encouragement to NAB officers who consider eradication of corruption as their national duty.

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