LHC issues notice to NAB on Khawaja Asif’s bail plea

LHC issues notice to NAB on Khawaja Asif’s bail plea

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday to comment on the PML-N MNA Khawaja Asif’s petition seeking bail after arrest.

A two-member bench, headed by Justice Sarfraz Dogar, took up the bail petition.

After a preliminary hearing, the bench put the corruption watchdog on notice to file its response to the bail petition of the former foreign minister by next hearing. The court put off the hearing until April 14.

Asif through his counsel Barrister Haider Rasul Mirza filed the petition which stated that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested him from Islamabad last year on December 29.

He contended that the corruption watchdog apprehended him despite the fact that he had provided it all the relevant records regarding his assets. Besides, the same record is also available with th Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

Khawaja Asif asked from the bench to order him to be released on bail.

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