Wednesday, January 19

Graft money used in militancy, says ACC chairman



Fund raised through corruption is used in militancy, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud said today.

No one will remain safe if terrorism and militancy cannot be curbed, the anti-graft body chairman told journalists at a view-exchange meeting at his office.

About corruption in banking sector, the ACC chairman said the anti-graft body will take measures against private banks if evidence of graft and financial irregularities are found against them.

“We will leave no stone unturned to stop corruption in the banking sector,” Mahmud said.

The anti-graft watchdog will hold talks with the central bank over corruption both in private and public banks, he said.

The ACC has given maximum priority to the private banks to fight corruption in the country’s banking sector, he added.