ISLAMABAD:A ceremony was held for distribution of compensation cheques among affectees of various scams of cheating public at-large in NAB Rawalpindi on Monday.

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) retired Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed was the chief guest on the occasion. During his address to the participants, Chairman NAB reiterated that NAB will remain completely apolitical and will work as per law.

He stated that in the past the organization found itself involved in undue controversies which made it lose its focus and damaged its reputation. He said his foremost effort will be to restore the image of NAB as a fair, just and unbiased organization.

Expressing concern at the country's slide on the Global Corruption Perception Index, he said that the entire society has to work together for eradicating the menace of corruption. He also appreciated the affectees for their patience while waiting for the looted amount to be recovered and assured that henceforth every effort would be made to conclude such cases in the shortest possible time frame.

Earlier, Director General NAB Rawalpindi Mirza Irfan Baig, in his welcome remarks, said that NAB Rawalpindi had made a recovery of 3.5 billion rupees in five major cases. Chairman NAB also planted a tree and participated in a Group photograph with NAB Rawalpindi staff.