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Elections 2018: NAB decided not to arrest any contestant before July 25

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


As per details garnered, the huddle of NAB’s executive board was held here in Islamabad.


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.

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