Prohibited funding case: court extends interim bail till 17th

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A special court for offences in banks on Friday ex-tended the interim bail of two accused, involved in a case of prohibited foreign funding against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders, registered by the Federal Investigation Agency Lahore, till January 17.

Banking Offence Court Judge Aslam Gondal heard the pre-arrest bail applications of both the ac-cused,Tariq Shafi and Mubashir Ahmad. Both ac-cused appeared before the court on expiry of their interim bail term and got their attendance marked, during the proceedings.

The defence counsel advanced his arguments and submitted that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had registered a case against the accused and others with malafide intention. He claimed that all allegations leveled against his clients were baseless. He further submitted that the court had already granted post -arrest bail to co-accused, Hamid Zaman, in the matter.

The court, after hearing detailed arguments of the defence counsel, adjourned the hearing till January 17 and extended interim bail of both accused.