LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday granted bail to Former principal secretary to prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad in the assets beyond income case.
A two member bench of the LHC heard the bail plea of the former premier’s principal secretary. Fawad Hassan Fawad’s lawyer argued that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not prove any allegations against his client.
The lawyer also said that the NAB alleged that Fawad owns commercial plaza worth of five billion rupees. “Now the bureau says family of Fawad Hassan Fawad own total assets worth of Rs1 billion 80 million,” he added.
The defence lawyer further argued that Fawad has no property on his name then the anti-graft watchdog body alleged that his wife and brother have the ‘benami’
Later, the court granted bail to the former premier principal secretary on behalf of Rs10 million surety bonds.
Earlier, the NAB withdrew its appeals challenging the order of the Lahore High Court granting bail to Shahbaz Sharif and former principal secretary to Prime Minister Fawad
Hassan Fawad in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.