NAB decides not to arrest any candidate till polls

  • Bureau does not believe in revenge proceedings against anyone: chairman NAB

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

The executive board of anti-graft watchdog decided that the criminal proceedings against former foreign minister Khawaja Asif, Rana Afzal and Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan have been suspended till General Elections 2018.

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

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

The probe body said that suspects are accused of causing damage of Rs19 billion to a national project

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The accountability body also approved probe against Billion Tree Project over alleged financial embezzlement, a project launched by former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ (KPK) govt.

The landmark project has allegedly inflicted Rs19 bln loss to the provincial exchequer.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) had termed arrest of engineer Qamarul Islam a revengeful act. Qamarul Islam is contesting election against Chaudhry Nisar.