Ahsan Iqbal granted bail against Rs10m surety bond
PML-N chief Ahsan Iqbal will soon be released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail after his bail in the Narowal Sports City case was accepted by the Islamabad High Court.
He was apprehended on 23 December 2019. Iqbal, a former Minister of the Interior, is accused by initiation of the Sports City project in his constituency of causing losses worth billions to the national exchequer.
Iqbal was ordered to file a Rs10 million guarantee bond.
The court has told NAB to explain one reason why Iqbal has been jailed by the office. The investigating officer may also complete the investigation in various ways, Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked.
The prosecutor of the NAB told the court that the office fears Iqbal will be traveling abroad and attempting to destroy evidence in the case. The chief justice said Iqbal’s passport was seized by a NAB cam. Instead of arresting him, put his name on the ECL, the judge added.
He asked the office whether suspicion is sufficient to arrest anyone.