A district and sessions court in Lahore has grantedbail to ARY News anchor Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain in a case pertaining to bank fraud case.
According to details, the sessions court granted bail to Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain against surety bonds of Rs0.2 million.
During the hearing, Azhar Siddiqui – Hussain’s lawyer – argued that the accused in the case was acquitted, but the guarantor has now been arrested.
“The journalist had not taken any loan and has no role in the agreement,” the lawyer added.
“He [Hussain] is only a witness.
The journalist had provided his property as security deposit, which was later auctioned,” he said, noting that thebank’s loan was repaid.
Meanwhile, the female prosecutor of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) requested the court to adjourn the hearing till Monday, saying that the session court does not have jurisdiction to hear this application.
After hearing the arguments, the court rejected the FIA’s request to adjourn hearing and granted bail to the ARY News anchor against surety bonds of Rs0.2 million.