A IHC division bench led by Chief Justice Athar Minallah has allowed him bail against surety bonds of Rs 10 million and observed that his passport shall remain in the custody of Anti-Graft body.
A IHC division bench headed by Justice Athar Minallah passed the order, observing that “a person cannot be held without any act,”. The CJ also observed that “unnecessary arrest is in fact is misuse of power,”. Ahsan Iqbal was arrested in Narowal Sports Complex case.
NAB could not provide anything against Ahsan Iqbal since he was taken into custody. Before his arrest, he was summoned twice by the anti-graft watchdog but he did not turn up.
Ahsan Iqbal had said that he had submitted documents related to his income and expenditures to Rawalpindi NAB. He had refused the charge, saying that he had nothing to do with it. He had stated that the project was started during the PPP government when he was not a minister.