LAHORE  - National Accountability Bureau Chairman Javed Iqbal has revealed that more than 11,000 complaints were filed with the bureau against the management of Eden developers.

He said that each application was considered and investigation is underway in each case. He further said that they would recover each penny from the fraudsters but it would take some time because of legal formalities.  The former SC judge said this while speaking to affectees of Eden housing projects at the NAB headquarters in Lahore on Thursday.

Lahore NAB’s DG Saleem Shehzad was also present. A team of Lahore NAB also briefed the chief about the corruption cases against the administration of Eden Housing, saying assets worth Rs 20 billion of the Eden Housing project were already frozen. NAB also requested the authority concerned to immediate place names of the adminis on ECL. He also claimed that those who fled the country would be brought back.

According to a press release, the chairman said that at least 80pc of the applications filed with the NAB were related to housing societies. Had the development authorities and other institutions did their job, the situation we are facing today would have been different, he added.