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NAB decides to delay politicians’ cases till elections

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday reviewed the cases of former foreign minister Khawaja Asif, former state minister Rana Afzal, former provincial minister Rana Mashood, former MNA Rai Mansab and decided to delay their cases till elections to enable them to participate in the election.`

Further investigations would be conducted after the election. The decision was made in a meeting of NAB executive board chaired by Justice Javed Iqbal here Wednesday. The meeting also decided to avoid arresting any politician participating in the elections till July 25. NAB has once again clarified that it has no link with election or politics. The cases have been kept pending till July 25. Justice Javed said NAB considers the elimination of corruption its national responsibility.

It merits clarifying here that NAB authorizes various inquiries, investigations, and filing of reference against the accused on alleged involvement in corruption and causing multi-billion rupee losses to the National Exchequer. The investigations are not final, the press release said. NAB would proceed ahead only after giving the accused ample opportunities to clear his position.

The executive board authorized filing a corruption reference against former director general Punjab Land Development Company Ahad Cheema, chief executive officer Bismillah Engineering Shahid Shafique Alam Faridi, owners, officers and others of Messers Lahore Kasa Developers, officers of Lahore Development Authority for inflicting Rs 660 million to national kitty due to involvement in alleged

Hissan Sheikh

Karachi's S M Law College graduate Hissan Sheikh writes on crime and local politics etc.