Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) recovered about Rs108 billion.CM Buzdar

The Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) recovered about Rs108 billion — said to be a “historic” amount — in the past year, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar announced in a tweet today.

Out of the total amount recovered, ACE made a direct recovery of Rs1.63bn and an indirect recovery of Rs2.81bn. More than Rs103bn were retrieved in land recovery.

“The foundation of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) has been laid on the elimination of corruption and accountability,” the tweet read.

During August 2018-19, the ACE resolved 27,127 complaints out of the 26,588 that were lodged pertaining to corruption, the tweet added. About 5,410 inquiries were launched, out of which verdicts on 8,726 have been issued. The ACE, after “complete investigation”, registered 5,410 cases and have issued verdicts in 2,014.

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