ISLAMABAD -  National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal ordered an inquiry into the money spent on construction of Bureau’s new building.

"Every Pakistani is looking at NAB hoping that it would do its best to eliminate corruption from the country," the NAB chairman said while chairing a meeting to review performance of headquarters division of NAB here.

Javed Iqbal said that an amount of Rs 500 million was initially allocated for the construction of NAB Headquarters, however, it was completed with Rs 1870 million, adding an inquiry would be conducted into this matter.

He assured that now people would see a clear change in working of NAB. He said that Pakistan was a developing country, therefore, it was important that all resources and national kitty should be utilised under the law.

He said henceforth NAB's budget would be used according to rules and regulations.

He said that he had ordered to conduct external audit of 2015-16 budget to check any misuse of the budget. 

He directed NAB officers to work with due diligence and honesty, and warned that he would not allow any official to ignore merit rules, transparency, honesty and hard working while discharging their duties.

He would not take a moment to act against corrupt elements in Bureau to punish them according to law, he added.

Earlier, former Chairman Qamar Chaudhry had inaugurated new NAB building in August last.