NAB decides not to arrest any politician until July 25 polls

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday has decided not to arrest any election candidate until the general election on July 25, Newsone reported.

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The NAB is holding inquiry against a number of political leaders in relation to alleged corruption in projects.

On Tuesday NAB arrested former Karachi Port Trust chairman Javed Hanif on allegations of financial corruption and misuse of power.

The former chairman was also accused of illegal appointments which cost the national exchequer 2.8o billion rupees.

The suspect was arrested from his residence for being involved in the NAB inquiry against KPT officials.

According to a statement released by the anti graft body, the former chairman appointed 940 employees in his tenure under the guidance of the then-federal shipping and ports minister Babar Ghauri.

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.

However, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Pakistan peoples’ party have expressed reservation over recent decision of NAB.

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