MNA Safdar bail to continue, IHC dismisses NAB’s petition

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s petitions seeking the cancellation of bail granted to MNA Capt (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield reference.

The two member bench of IHC, which comprised Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Aamer Farooq, had reserved its decision on Dec 14 last year,.

MNA Capt (retd) Safdar is the son-in-law of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and faces a corruption reference in the accountability court alongside Nawaz and his wife Maryam.

On November 3, NAB challenged the accountability court’s order granting bail to Safdar in the Avenfield properties case.

Maryam Nawaz and her husband MNA Safdar was taken into custody by NAB officials after they arrived in Islamabad from London to attend the corruption hearing against them on October 9, 2017.

Later on October 9, the court approved Maryam and Safdar’s bail and ordered them to submit surety bonds worth Rs5 million each.