LHC grants bail to Ahad Cheema

Amraiz Khan

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday allowed bail to the former director general of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) in assets beyond means case.

A LHC division comprising Justice Sardar Muhammad Sarfraz Dogar announced verdict after hearing arguments of both sides.

Advocate Amjad Pervaiz represented Ahmad Cheema while Syed Faisal Bukhari appeared on behalf of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Advocate Amjad Pervaiz argued that the NAB even showed the assets of relatives of Ahad Cheema as his own assets, pointing out that properties of relatives could not come into the category of Benami properties.

The court, however, asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete the trial of assets beyond means case against Ahad Cheema within four months as 11 months passed since the order.