NAB chairman announces new policy to check housing schemes frauds

Lt Gen (retired) Nazir Ahmad says 7 out of 10 people fall victim to housing scams

Chief Secretary should conduct investigation to hold accountable civil servants.

LAHORE  -  National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Lt Gen (retired) Nazir Ahmad on Monday announced a new policy to check frauds in housing schemes.

Addressing a ceremony in connection with Anti- Corruption Day, he said that7 out of 10 people in housing schemes fall victim to fraud, and a new policy was being introduced to protect urban residents from housing scheme frauds.

He disclosed that NAB Lahore crafted this policy and soon, collaborative efforts with the Punjab government would be undertaken to implement it, ensuring protection against fraudulent practices.

While congratulating NAB DG and officers on the successful event in connection with Anti- corruption Day, the NAB chairman said that looted funds were being returned to the rightful owners, adding that it was the mission of the NAB. However, many were still waiting for justice, and significant efforts were required for it, he added. He said that a weeklong campaign would be launched against corruption to raise awareness.

The chairman said that corruption was a significant problem and its elimination was crucial. He emphasised collective responsibility for NAB’s success, stating that no single institution could single-handedly eliminate corruption. He affirmed NAB’s unwavering commitment to combat corruption, emphasizing it as his key responsibility.

He urged businessmen to fearlessly contribute to the country’s progress through honest conduct, adding, “We stand with you.” Concerning the accountability of civil servants, he emphasised that the chief secretary should conduct an investigation and furnish response. He questioned, “If everyone is apprehensive, how can the country and the economy function?”

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