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March 31, 2020

Illegal appointment case: IHC grants Abbasi protective bail

National

March 31, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday barred the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting the PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former secretary petroleum Arshad Mirza and granted them protective bails for four weeks in the illegal appointment case.

A divisional bench of the IHC conducted the hearing of protective bail plea of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Barrister Zafarullah Khan filed the petition on Abbasi’s behalf on Saturday. The Accountability Court, Karachi, on Friday issued non-bailable warrants for Abbasi in the illegal appointment reference.

The court granted protective bail to former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former secretary petroleum Arshad Mirza for four weeks. Barrister Zafarullah Khan who was representing both accused argued before the court that both accused are in Islamabad and his clients did not received any summon issued by NAB. The court granted bail to both the accused for four weeks and directed them to appear before the accountability court in Karachi.