SHC extends interim bail of Mustafa Kamal in illegal allotment case


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former Karachi mayor and Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal till September 24, in a reference pertaining to alleged illegal allotment of land in Clifton.

The PSP chief along with other party leaders and his lawyer appeared before a two-judge SHC bench and pleaded for pre-arrest bail. The hearing adjourned due to the absence of counsel of another accused Iftekhar Qaimkhani.

The bench directed the counsels of the accused to ensure their presence on next hearing and it adjourned the hearing till 24 September.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed the reference against the former mayor and others in June regarding alleged illegal allotment of around 5,500 square yards of commercial land to M/s Bahria Town for the construction of a multistory building in Clifton.