Supreme Court adjourns bail plea hearing of accused of corruption Javed Akhtar who is seeking bail.
A two-member bench of the court comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed heard the bail application of Javed Akhtar, accused of abuse of office and alleged corruption in Police Foundation.
Supreme Court adjourns bail plea hearing of accused
During the course of proceedings, Additional Attorney General Haider Ali appeared the court.
Justice Mushir Alam asked had the accused been charged?
The Prosecutor General said that the case was pending in the trial court and the accused had not been charged yet.
Advocate Shah Khawar counsel for the accused said that the accused had been in jail for two years.
Furthermore, he said that the accused was a government employee and would not become absconder.
He said that the accused would cooperate in the investigation and pleaded the court to release the accused on bail.
Justice Qazi Amin asked why the accused was not indicted despite passing two years.
The court ordered the trial court to indict the accused on next date of hearing.
Later, the SC adjourned hearing of the case till date in office.
Sugar inquiry commission report
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court would take up federal government’s petition against the SHC judgment regarding the sugar inquiry commission report.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan would hear the petition on Wednesday.
The court issued notices to the Attorney General for Pakistan and other respondents.
Earlier, the federation has challenged the August 17 decision of the Sindh High Court.