ISLAMABAD Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain Shah in his introductory meeting with the staff of the department said that he had no political agenda and he would go by the book. He directed the staff members to ensure early completion of the corruption references in a transparent fashion. According to spokesman of the department, in his maiden meeting with the officials of the department, Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain Shah directed them to perform their duties with honesty and dedication and ensure transparency in handling the corruption references. He assured the participants that he would make all efforts to eradicate corruption from the country. He informed them that he would always be accessible to them for official work and underscored the importance of teamwork and collective efforts to achieve the objectives as envisaged in the Accountability Ordinance. Sources in the department informed that Justice (Retd) Deedar was given detailed briefing on the pending cases as well as the under investigation cases. Sources further informed that the new Chairman had expressed his resolve to ensure across the board accountability, as he had no political agenda and he just wanted a corruption-free society. According to the official handout Justice (Retd) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah got his elementary education at District Larkana, Graduated from Sukkur and did his LLB from Sindh Law College Hyderabad. He was enrolled as Advocate of district courts in 1968 and became advocate of Sindh High Court in 1973. He was elected MPA of Sindh Assembly in 1988, appointed Additional Judge of Sindh High Court in 1994 and confirmed in pursuance of Al-Jehad Trust Case known as 'judges case. He was appointed Chief Justice of Sindh High Court in 2000 and soon elevated to Supreme Court of Pakistan after a few months. He retired as judge of the Supreme Court in Dec 2004. He was known for his impartiality and neutrality. He has a vast experience of working at bar for a long time as well as serving in higher judiciary. The person of his calibre is needed for the institution of NAB.