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Pak: National Accountability Bureau Challenges Imran Khan's Bail in NCA Scandal

Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has contested the Islamabad High Court’s decision to grant bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan in a high-profile scandal involving 190 million pounds linked to the National Crime Agency (NCA), as reported by ARY News. The NAB Chairman has taken the matter to the Supreme Court of Pakistan, […]

Pak: National Accountability Bureau Challenges Imran Khan's Bail in NCA Scandal
Pak: National Accountability Bureau Challenges Imran Khan's Bail in NCA Scandal

Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has contested the Islamabad High Court’s decision to grant bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan in a high-profile scandal involving 190 million pounds linked to the National Crime Agency (NCA), as reported by ARY News. The NAB Chairman has taken the matter to the Supreme Court of Pakistan, arguing that the high court overlooked critical facts while granting bail to the former prime minister in the NCA settlement case.

Earlier in May, the Islamabad High Court had approved bail for Imran Khan in the NCA settlement reference. The court, headed by Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, reserved its verdict after concluding arguments, directing Imran Khan’s release on a Rs 1 million surety bond.

The NAB’s investigation revolves around allegations that Imran Khan, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and others, improperly acquired land in the name of the Al Qadir University Trust, causing a reported loss of 190 million pounds to the national treasury. The case involves accusations that funds amounting to Rs 50 billion were allegedly adjusted to 190 million pounds, transferred by the UK’s NCA to the Pakistani government.

In December 2023, the NAB filed a corruption reference against Imran Khan and seven others, including his wife, regarding the Al-Qadir University project, which was initiated by the PTI chief on December 26, 2019.

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