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Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed, son approach court for bail

KARACHI: A banking court on Saturday issued a notice to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on an application filed by Omni Group tycoon Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed seeking post-arrest bail in the fake bank accounts and money laundering case. The court directed FIA to submit its response to the bail plea on next hearing on Jan 23. The applicants through their counsel contended before the court that the agency had failed to produce evidence to corroborate charges against them. "FIA has been taking…

Former cop Abid Boxer’s bail extended till Jan 17

LAHORE: A sessions court on Friday extended the interim bail of former Punjab police inspector Abid Hussain alias Abid Boxer till Jan 17 in four cases pertaining to land grabbing, fraud and kidnapping. The investigation officer submitted a report on the progress made so far while probing the cases. It is pertinent to mention here that Boxer had been acquitted in five cases by a court earlier. Rejecting allegations leveled against him, the former cop had earlier accused former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif of…

SC extends bail of former IGP Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali 

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday extended the bail of former Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali until January 10, in a graft reference of Rs1.4billion. Justice Manzoor Malik, took up the case pertaining to bail plea of Ghulam Hyder Jamali, the former Sindh’s top cop. “The accountability watchdog until now, has not issued arrest warrants of Jamali,” the judge remarked. The apex court directed the NAB’s prosecutor to appear before the court after taking guidelines from the high-ups,…

Sindh High Court grants bail to 11 in NICL corruption case

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday granted bail to 11 accused including former chairman of National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) Ayaz Khan Niazi in a corruption case. A bench of the SHC directed Niazi and others to deposit one million rupees each in court as surety. The court also remarked that if Niazi and other accused are arrested in other references, their bail in this case would not extend to those cases. Earlier, the defence counsel informed before the bench that the National Accountability Bureau…

SHC grants bail to MQM ‘hitman’, others in police van attack case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday granted post arrest bail to a suspected target killer,  said to be associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and four others in a case pertaining to an attack on a police van in the Chakra Goth area. A bench of the high court approved bail for Kamran Madhuri and four others against a surety bond of Rs0.5 million each. It directed the jail authorities to release them if they were not required in any other case. The applicants approached the SHC after an…

Canada frees CFO of China’s Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

VANCOUVER: A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of US authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces US claims that she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions, putting the banks at risk of violating US sanctions. In a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Justice William Ehrcke granted C$10 million…

LHC extends interim bail of Saad Rafique, brother in corruption case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended interim bail of Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique in a corruption case, ARY News reported. The bail of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and his brother has been extended till December 11. Saad Rafique had filed a petition in the LHC, claiming that he and his brother were not involved in any corruption and cooperated with the probe team to the core. Deputy Prosecutor General National Accountability Bureau (NAB),…

SHC extends bail of ex-Sindh minister in corruption case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday extended bail of former Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro until December 5 in a corruption case, ARY News reported. According to officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the former minister is facing inquiries in three different cases. One of the cases against the former provincial local government minister includes illegal allotment of 62 government plots in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar area. Former director general Karachi Development Authority Nasir Abbas has also…

Actor Asad Malik granted bail after being arrested for carrying weapon

LAHORE: A local court here on Tuesday approved bail for renowned actor Asad Malik who was arrested a day earlier for carrying an automatic weapon with an expired licence.  The Airport Security Force (ASF) arrested the actor at the Allama Iqbal International Airport after an automatic firearm with an expired licence was recovered from his possession. He was handed over to the police after the arrest. Today, Asad Malik was produced before Judicial Magistrate Shehbaz Hassan Rana who heard arguments on his bail plea.…