Ex-minister granted pre-arrest bail
RAWALPINDI: The Islamabad High Court granted on Wednesday transitory pre-arrest bail to former federal minister and member of the PPP central executive committee from Balochistan Mir Baz Khan Khaithran in a corruption reference.
In his application moved through his lawyer Shah Khawar, the former minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas said the accountability court could not issue a warrant for his arrest because the National Accountability Bureau had not tried to arrest him.
The accountability court had issued the warrant on Feb 2 on a reference sent by the NAB chairman on Jan 31.
The reference alleges that Mr Khaithran did not maintain proper record of expenditures under the People’s Works Programme, causing Rs1.5 million loss to the national exchequer.
Mr Khaithran had to supervise the monthly utilisation of Rs100,000 for purchasing sewing machines, bicycles and motorcycles to be distributed among the needy.