NAB challenges Fawad Hassan Fawad’s bail in SC

By: Sabah News      Published: 08:15 PM, 18 Mar, 2020
NAB challenges Fawad Hassan Fawad’s bail in SC

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday challenged the bail granted Fawad Hassan Fawad, former principal secretary to former PM Nawaz Sharif, in assets case.

On January 21, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had granted bail to Fawad Hassan Fawad in the assets case. The court had ordered Fawad to submit Rs 10 million surety bond in court for his bail. The NAB in its plea stated that the LHC had passed judgment in the case by neglecting the facts, the properties under name of accused and his relatives are expensive as compared to his known sources of income. The SC has been pleaded to nullify the LHC’s judgment.

In his bail petition to the court Fawad had said, “I have no personal home except the government residence. I am imprisoned in jail for last one-and-half year without any crime,” he said. “My health has deteriorated and medical treatment is not possible in jail,” he had pleaded and sought the court order for his release on bail from the assets case.

The former principal secretary to Nawaz Sharif was granted bail by the Lahore High Court on February 15 along with former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.