IHC seeks reasons from NAB for Ahsan Iqbal’s arrest
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to apprise it of solid reasons on next date of hearing regarding the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in the Narowal Sport Complex corruption case.
An IHC bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Lubna Saleem Pervaiz heard the bail petition filed by Ahsan Iqbal against his arrest by NAB in the corruption case.
At the outset, the chief justice remarked that arresting someone without any solid proof was a violation of basic human rights. The court would issue a detailed judgment regarding the powers of NAB chairman for issuance of arrest warrants, he added.
The petitioner’s counsel Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri claimed that there was no allegation of financial misappropriation, bribe, benami property or having assets beyond known sources of income against Ahsan Iqbal. NAB had accused him only of misusing of powers during the tenure of PML-N government, he added.