Islamabad - The NAB Rawalpindi distributed a sum of Rs 160 million among 333 affectees of Capital Builders Pvt Ltd, Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), UNAICO, Data Motors and National Fertilizers Marketing Company Ltd (NFML) at a ceremony held here on Wednesday.

Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, federal minister for inter provincial coordination, was the chief guest on this occasion who handed over cheques to the affectees and concerned government departments.

Addressing on the occasion, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada said for the past 60 years injustices had damaged the country and some of looters had looted the hard-earned money of the general public. The purpose of the establishment of NAB was to take action against all such looters and recover the amount and give it back to its real owners. He said, “I have full faith in the abilities and courage of Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry. Under the leadership of Chaudhry, NAB has recovered Rs 160 million from the looters and now NAB is distributing this amount amongst the real affectees and departments.”

Pirzada said that he also congratulated NAB on its efforts to provide justice and comfort to general public by recovering their looted money. The NAB is the only hope and anti-corruption organisation which put hand on the real culprits without any fear and pressure. He further said that trust of general public in NAB had increased. The recent PILDAT report also witnessed that 42% people had trust in NAB and that was a good sign. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Chairman Rear Admiral (Retd) Saeed Ahmed Sargana appreciated the efforts of NAB Rawalpindi for actively pursuing the corruption cases and making recoveries of the embezzled amounts. He said NAB was making all-out efforts to recover the looted money from the swindlers. However, this practice to invest in the unauthorised schemes in greed of more interest and returns on investments must be ended and discouraged. He urged the people to invest only in the government approved banking system and investment companies. He said that NAB was proactively pursuing corruption cases to clear the backlog and taking concrete measures to discourage and eradicate corruption from society.

Talking at the event, Director General NAB Rawalpindi Col (Retd) Shahzad Anwer Bhatti gave details of the efforts of NAB in recovering looted money and hoped that people would be more vigilant in future and check credentials of all such investment companies before handing over their hard earned money.