Almost 150 billion rupees have been recovered last year by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from the corruption elements.
The anti-corruption watchdog recovered the amount by filling as many as 206 corruption references against the corrupt element in the different accountability courts of the country.
During a meeting to review the performance of NAB in 2019, the chairman NAB said that due to investigations against corrupt elements conducted on the scientific lines, the conviction rate in the corruption cases was 70 percent.
“This performance of the NAB will be improved by assessing the complaints and conducting inquiries and investigations under the command and investigation system,” chairman NAB said.
NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal further said that the corruption worth over Rs943 billion had been committed in 1,262 references filed during the last year.
He further added that the first priority of NAB was to bring the cases related to mega corruption in the country to a logical and conclusion and recover the looted wealth of the country from the corruption elements.