ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday granted protective bail to former finance minister Miftah Ismail in a case related to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) quota scam.
A two-member bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb took up the PML-N leader’s bail plea.
Miftah along with his counsel appeared before the court.
Ismail appealed the court to grant him interim bail until a final decision on the inquiry pertaining to the LNG case. Miftah insisted that the accountability watchdog is carrying out a “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 Rs0.5 million each until May 7.
The honourable court also sent notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in this regard.