NAB office clash case

ATC confirms interim bail of PML-N leaders

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday confirmed interim bail, granted to PML-N leaders including MNA Parvaiz Malik, Ali Parvaiz Malik, Shaista Malik,  and others in Lahore NAB office clash case.

The court ordered the accused to submit surety bonds of Rs 500,000 each for the purpose. ATC Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta heard the pre-arrest bail applications filed by more than thirty PML-N leaders and workers.

The defence counsel argued before the court the accused were present outside NAB office to express solidarity with PML-N Leader Maryam Nawaz but they were not involved in clashes with police. They submitted that allegations leveled against their clients were baseless and pleaded with the court to confirm the interim bail granted to them.

However, a prosecutor opposed the plea and stated that it was a planned attack and the accused attempted to stop a state institution from performing its duties. He pleaded with the court to dismiss the bail applications.

The court, after hearing arguments of the parties, confirmed the interim bail granted to the accused. - APP