ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday extended the interim bail of Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) leader Akram Durrani till November 21 in assets beyond known sources of income.
During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minullah asked Akram’s lawyer, “Are you coming from sit-in?” He remarked that the honour and dignity of Parliament should be maintained. “Such matters should be settled in the Parliament,” he added.
Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sought a time to submit reply in the case against Akram Durrani.
The former minister and JUI-F leader allegedly allotted plots owned by the DHA Foundation in sectors 1-12 and 1-16 to his near and dear ones and caused losses to the national exchequer, the top graft buster had said in a statement.
He has been also served as the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister from 2002 to 2007. He served as federal minister for Housing and Works, in the Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.
Last year, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had ordered an inquiry against Akram Khan Durrani over misuse of power and illegal allotment of plots.
Durrani was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) from Constituency PK-90 (Bannu-IV) in general election of 2018.
On October 2, 2018, Akram Khan Durrani
became leader of the opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Last year, NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal ordered an inquiry against former federal minister over misuse of power and illegal allotment of plots.