ISLAMABAD (Our correspondent): The Chairman NAB decided not to initiate tax related cases after taking notice by Prime Minister.

The business community has been raising concerns on the notices served by National Accountability of Bureau. Prime Minister Imran Khan has also took this notice and formed a committee to look into the issue.

The NAB issued a statement here and said that it will not initiate the tax related cases.

“Chairman NAB has decided that in future the organization will not initiate cases related to sales tax and income tax. The Business Community lauded the efforts of NAB. They also shown full confidence upon NAB”, said in the statement.

“The NAB has also great regard for bureaucracy”, said in the statement. It also said that Chairman NAB assured that the organization will ensure self respect of every person. The NAB will also give an ample opportunity to bureaucracy and other persons to prove their innocence.

Chairman NAB has directed all regional bureaus to multiply efforts for arrest of corrupt elements especially absconders and proclaimed offenders. NAB has also issued requests of Mutual Legal Assistance to various countries for provision of information of accused persons.

The press release also revealed that a Pakistan and China also inked memorandum of understanding to ensure transparency in the projects falling under the CPEC.

Further hailing the Bureau’s performance, the statements added that from 2018 to 2019 the NAB has recovered Rs71 billion.

The Chairman has ordered filing of early hearing pleas in various accountability courts to clear Rs900 billion.

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