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Shahid Khaqan and Ahsan Iqbal granted bail

Shahid Khaqan and Ahsan Iqbal

Shahid Khaqan and Ahsan Iqbal granted bail today.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to former prime minister Shahiq Khaqan Abbasi today.

He got bail in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case.

Moreover, IHC also approved bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and ex-minister Ahsan Iqbal in the Narowal Sports Complex.

The court also directed them to submit surety bonds amounting Rs10 million each.

Meanwhile, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said in his remarks that the PML-N leaders cannot be kept under custody without any reason.

He called barring them unnecessarily as misuse of power.

The court asked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) why NAB arrested them.

Furthermore, IHC asked “Why should Ahsan Iqbal and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi be kept in prison if the investigation is completed?

“How can Ahsan Iqbal and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi be deprived of representation when people voted for them?

IHC inquired why are those people being punished who voted for Ahsan Iqbal and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi?

Earlier, hearing on bail pleas of former PM and minister postponed until Feb24 due to leave of the IHC CJ. 

But, an accountability court had extended judicial remand of Abbasi till March 9 in teh LNG case.

 

Former Prime Minister Abbasi judicial remand extended in LNG case

 

 

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