Ex-Sports DG gets bail in corruption case


A post arrest bail was granted to former DG Sports by Lahore High Court on Wednesday in a case of alleged corruption in youth festivals.
The festival was organized by PML-N’s government in the province. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi allowed the bail subject to two surety bonds of Rs1 million each. During the hearing, the bench expressed displeasure over prosecution team of the NAB for not rendering proper assistance and failure to come up with clear answers of legal queries. The bench observed that the prosecution admitted that the petitioner took no personal benefit from the festivals.
It further remarked that government functionaries were not ready to work out of fear of NAB inquiries while roads and streets needed rehabilitation. The NAB alleged that Anwar being DG of the Sports Board awarded illegal contracts of the youth festivals held in 2011 and 2012. It said the contracts were given to unregistered and blue-eyed companies in violation of procurement rules. It further said the petitioner was directly involved in financial corruption and also committed misuse of authority.