LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Friday deposited recovered amount of Rs93.3 million to the national exchequer.

According to NAB’s Lahore Director General Amjad Majeed Aulakh, the recovery was made in various high-profile corruption cases, including former chief minister Parvez Elahi and others in C&W and Punjab Bank scams, Beetle Leaf Reference, and the Innovative Investment Bank scandal.

A ceremony was held at the NAB Lahore office on Friday in which a cheque worth Rs87.5 million was handed over to Additional Secretary Finance (Punjab) Abdul Salam in different provincial level cases. Other cheques included one bearing an amount of Rs3 million was handed over to Deputy Collector Customs Ejaz Shaheed in the Beetle Leaf Scandal.

Moreover, cheques worth Rs2.7 million and Rs1.887 million were handed over to the Manager of National Bank of Pakistan Shahpur Branch, and Member Liquidation Board Khawaja Waheed Raza.

Amjad Majeed Aulakh, addressing the participants, reiterated that the protection of national wealth was NAB’s top priority. He emphasized that every single penny recovered from corruption cases was being deposited with the national exchequer with utmost responsibility, while the complete amount recovered from cheating public cases was handed over to the affected people.

Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2024

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