LHC Dismisses Bail Plea Of Haris Afzal

LHC dismisses bail plea of Haris Afzal

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : A Lahore High Court division bench Wednesday dismissed bail application of Punjab Bank scam accused Haris Afzal, son of Sheikh Afzal. The division bench headed by Justice Mirza Viqas Rauf heard the application.

Earlier, petitioner's counsel submitted that the accused and his father had already paid Punjab Bank scam amount to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) through a plea bargain. But, the NAB had arrested the accused, he said and pleaded the court to grant benefit of the bail to the accused.

However, NAB's prosecutor Rana Arif opposed the request and submitted that the accused illegally sold property situated in Dubai already surrendered to NAB in Sheikh Afzal's Case (Bank of Punjab Scam).

He submitted that the property, situated in Dubai's affluent Emirates Hill neighbourhood, had been frozen along with other assets belonging to the accused after they failed to return a loan obtained from the BoP.