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NAB decides not to arrest any contestant till July 25


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided not to apprehend any contestant before general elections 2018 scheduled on July 25.

The decision was taken at the meeting of the NAB’s Executive Board held here in Islamabad on Wednesday under the chair of Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal.

In the light of above decision, graft proceedings against former foreign minister Khawaja Asif, Rana Afzal, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan and others have been suspended till General Elections 2018.

The accountability body made it overtly clear the decision has nothing to do with forthcoming elections or politics.

“Indiscriminate efforts are underway for corruption-free Pakistan. NAB does not believe in revenge proceedings against anyone”, cleared NAB chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal.

The accountability body also approved probe against Billion Tree Project over alleged financial embezzlement, a project launched by former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KPK) govt. The landmark project has allegedly inflicted Rs19 bln loss on the provincial exchequer.

It is worth here to mention that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has termed arrest of engineer Qamarul Islam a revengeful act. Qamarul Islam is contesting election against Chaudhry Nisar.