IHC hearing bail pleas of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal today
February 13, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) is hearing the bail pleas of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the pleas. On February 1, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for bail in the LNG scandal. In the petition, he contended that the NAB is taking action against them on political basis. He appealed to court to release him on the bail till completion of the trial. He stated that the NAB had failed to file a case against and he should be granted bail till completion of the trial. PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for bail in the Narowal Sport Complex case. In the petition, Ahsan Iqbal contended that he did not face the allegation of bribe or illegal benefit. “I have never refused to appear before the NAB. I should be granted bail till the case verdict,” he said. Ahsan Iqbal stated that the NAB arrested him when he joined investigation on December 19. “I face the allegation that Narowal Sport Complex was a provincial matter, but it was constructed through the budget given by the federal government,” he said. In May 2018, the National Accountability Bureau had initiated probe against then minister for planning Ahsan Iqbal for his alleged involvement in irregularities committed in the sports city project.