ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday granted protective bail to the former finance minister, Miftah Ismail, in a case related to liquefied petroleum gas (LNG) quota scam reference.
Two member bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb took up PML-N leader’s bail plea. Miftah along with his counsel appeared before the court for the hearing.
Ismail appealed the court to grant him interim bail until a final decision on the inquiry pertaining to the LNG case. Miftah insisted in his plea that the accountability watchdog is carrying out an alleged baseless inquiry against him as he has nothing to do with the scam.
The court after hearing arguments granted bail to Miftah Ismail against submission of two security bonds of Rs 0.5 million each until May 7.
The honourable court also sent notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in this regard.