IHC accepts pre-arrest bail of JUI-F’s Akram Durrani | Pakistan Today

IHC accepts pre-arrest bail of JUI-F’s Akram Durrani

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday accepted pre-arrest bail application of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Akram Khan Durrani in an illegal assets case.

The hearing of the case was presided over by an IHC bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan.

The court after hearing arguments from both sides, accepted Durrani’s interim bail against four surety bonds of Rs0.5m each.

Earlier on October 14, Akram Durrani had failed to satisfy the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an ongoing investigation in assets beyond means case against him.

The JUI-F stalwart was grilled for around four hours by the accountability team during which he failed to give satisfactory answers.

Durrani served as the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 2002 to 2007. He served as federal minister for housing and works in the Shahid Khaqan Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.