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Fawad Chaudhry’s protective bail extended in 36 cases

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Abid Khan
Abid Khan
Abid Khan serves as Senior Court Reporter for ARY News. He is also a poet and a frequent blogger

LAHORE: Fawad Chaudhry, the former federal minister and ex-PTI leader got extension in his protective bail in 36 cases, ARY News reported.

As per details, Justice Aliya Neelam of Lahore High Court told Fawad’s counsel that he did not appear before the Chief Justice on April 18.

At this, the counsel said that they appeared before the CJ today where he directed to file a plea for an early hearing of the case.

Last week, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) barred police from arresting ex-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry in May 9 cases.

The orders were passed by the ATC judge after granting interim bail to Fawad Chaudhry in four cases related to May 9 violence until April 20.

Read more: Fawad Chaudhry released from Adiala Jail

The court also ordered police to present the record of cases registered against Chaudhry at the next hearing.

Chaudhry is facing several cases including alleged corruption cases.

On April 6, the former PTI leader was released from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

A division bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri granted bail to Fawad Chaudhry on April 1 in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) case concerning land in Jhelum.

Fawad’s counsel Qasir Imam had earlier argued before the court that an allegation had been levelled against his client that he had taken Rs5 million bribe from a citizen.

According to the allegation, the complainant bribed Fawad and his client offered him a job, he said, adding that he had never seen the complainant on whose complaint a first information report (FIR) was registered against his client.

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