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Battle against corruption: NAB delivers Rs10.8 million cheques to LDA.

LAHORE -- Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore Shahzad Saleem handed over cheques amounting Rs10.8 million of recovered money to Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Zahid Akhtar Zaman at NAB office on Friday.

Spokesperson for the NAB said the bureau had been probing numerous graft cases related to LDA in which allegedly hefty amounts were known to be embezzled.

The cases included illegal commercialisation of properties through unjustified means with the alleged connivance of LDA officers and officials, whereas, some culprits have been arrested by NAB in this regard. Moreover, other cases were related to preparing and selling of bogus and illegal files of different plots in renowned private housing societies with connivance of LDA officials and other private property dealers, the spokesperson said.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahzad said the anti-graft watchdog was determined to make Pakistan a corruption-free country.

'Merit and only merit will be pursued in each and every under-investigation case. Every penny of the looted money will be recovered from perpetrators,' he said.

NAB Lahore has, so far, approximately recovered Rs115 million from January 2018 till date from suspects involved in different corruption scams.

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Publication:The Express Tribune (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Mar 10, 2018
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