SC approves pre-arrest bail of CM’s Adviser

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday approved the pre-arrest bail plea of Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Prisons Aijaz Jakhrani until July 19, barring the NAB from apprehending him.

Aijaz Jakhrani filed the interim pre-arrest bail plea at the Karachi registry of the apex court, asking the Supreme Court to stop National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting him.

I am ready to cooperate with NAB in the investigations,” he said after the Sindh High Court (SHC) has recently rejected his bail plea.

The apex court judge Justice Munib Akhtar also got annoyed during the bail hearing over bringing a mob inside the court premises.

“Why you have brought so many people inside the court,” the judge asked and sought an assurance from Aijaz Jakhrani that such action would not be repeated.

The adviser assured the court of not repeating it and denied that the mob had anything to do with him.

The provincial advisor has recently evaded arrest after a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team that raided his home in Jacobabad was surrounded by his supporters and attacked.

The anti-graft watchdog had accused Aijaz Jakhrani and four others of their alleged involvement in corruption worth Rs740 million in a reference.

 

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