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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday ordered the release of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in the Narowal Sports Complex case.
After the question of encroachment came to light in July 2019, a case against the federal minister was filed with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad on 18 December 2020.
The PML-N leader was detained in December 2019 and released on bail in February the following year. However, Iqbal’s request for acquittal was rejected by the court in February this year.
Iqbal’s appeal was heard today by a two-judge bench comprising IHC Chief Justice (CJ) Atar Minallah and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz. The NAB investigator told the court that the case was assigned to him in 2018, and the arrest was made in 2019. This was done at the request of IGC.
NAB submitted the certificate, according to the CJ, “without even knowing what CDWP is — technical, financial and economic studies of various projects.”
Did you see the secretary’s statement that you called as a sworn witness in the case? The judge criticized NAB for “stopping a public project” without considering costs.
The NAB investigator stated in court: “We did not stop the project.
The NAB prosecutor noted, referring to the latest changes to the NAB law: “This case is being considered under the amended law.” The court noted:[But] revisions have nothing to do with this case. Your duties required you to study corruption, but your goals were different, CJ Minalla stated.