Abbasi, Ahsan’s bail petitions adjourned till today
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday adjourned hearing till today bail petitions of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal in graft cases pertaining to LNG import agreement and Narowal Sport City, respectively.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Lubna Saleem Pervaiz picked up the two bail petitions for hearing in graft cases initiated by National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
During course of proceeding, the NAB prosecutor prayed the court to postponed hearing of bail petitions till Tuesday, which was accepted by the division bench.
Ahsan Iqbal’s lawyer gave reference of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s case and pleaded that he was arrested after the accountability court completed trial against him in corruption references.
The NAB had not issued arrest warrants against Nawaz Sharif, even the court had allowed the accused to travel abroad to inquire after the health of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, he added.
If Nawaz’s trial was completed without his arrest then why the other cases could not be concluded in same patron, he questioned.
The chief justice remarked that the Supreme Court had already explained that under what circumstances the anti graft body could issue arrest warrants against any accused.
Later, the court adjourned hearing of the bail petitions till February 25. – APP