Published On: Wed, Nov 27th, 2019
Published in Category: Court News

LNG case: IHC approves former PSO MD Sheikh Imranul Haq’s bail

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ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has on Tuesday approved former Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Managing Director (MD) Sheikh Imranul Haq’s bail plea in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case.

According to details, the court has directed to release the suspect and ordered him to submit surety bond worth one million rupees. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the IHC to turn down the bail petition.

The court also dismissed plea to cancel the bail of Imranul Haq by the NAB, remarking that the corruption watchdog body failed to prove corruption and misuse the authority allegations against the former PSO MD.

Earlier, court in Islamabad has extended judicial remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Dr. Miftah Ismail and Imranul Haq till December 3 in liquefied natural gas (LNG) scandal.

During the hearing, the court has directed the authorities to file reference against the accused as early as possible.

After appearance before the accountability court, Khaqan Abbasi said that he was being harassed but will not compromise on his principles. He also said that he will not apply for bail at any cost.