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 today.

In the light of above decision, graft 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 (retd) Javed Iqbal.The accountability body also approved probe 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.

On June 26, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore had arrested PML-N ticket holder Qamarul Islam from NA-59 Rawalpindi-III in connection with Punjab Saaf Pani Company corruption case.

The arrest came a day after the PML-N fielded Islam against disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the NA-59 constituency.