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Court grants bail to Gillani in TDAP case

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KARACHI: An anti-corruption court on Thursday granted bail to ex-prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani in five cases of the Trade Development Authority Of Pakistan (TDAP) scandal, ARY News reported.

According to details, former PM Gillani appeared before federal anti-corruption court in Karachi for the hearing of the case amid strict security measures.

The ex-premier pleaded the court to grant him interim bail in the cases against him. The court granted his plea and ordered him to submit surety bonds of Rs. 0.1 million for each case in the court.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till 23rd June, 2016.

Former premier Gillani is booked for his alleged involvement in Rs. 7 billion financial scam along with deceased federal minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim, and other retired and serving officer of the TDAP.

They are alleged of causing a loss to the national exchequer through approval and disbursement of fake and fraudulent trade subsidies during the previous tenure of the Pakistan People’s Party.

Gillani is facing trial in several cases involving corruption and embezzlement.

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