IHC grants bail to PTI founder in 190 million pounds case

IHC grants bail to PTI founder in 190 million pounds case


A two-member bench announces the reserved verdict

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday approved bail of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder in the 190 million pounds reference. 

A two-member bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri announced the verdict which was reserved a day earlier after the completion of arguments by both sides. 

The high court has granted bail to the former prime minister, who has been incarcerated in the Adiala Jail for months, against surety bonds worth Rs1 million. 

During Tuesday's hearing, PTI lawyer Latif Khosa argued that NAB's witness had admitted that there was no signature of the PTI founder anywhere. 

"NAB's witness admitted that no money was transferred to the accounts of the PTI founder or Bushra Bibi. The witness admitted that PTI founder or Bushra Bibi did not benefit personally. At no time did NAB oppose this witness's statement. What remains in the case after this witness's statement?" he added. 

It is recalled that the PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi had been indicted in the case by an accountability court in February last. 

Last year, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a corruption reference against the former premier and others, accusing them of receiving land worth millions of dollars as a bribe through the Al-Qadir Trust.

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