Lahore: Former law officer granted bail
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Thursday suspended sentence of a former assistant advocate general and released her on bail subject to furnishing of bonds to the tune of Rs500,000.
An accountability court on Dec 2 last sentenced Ms Munawwar, a lawyer, to three years in jail and also imposed a fine of Rs4.9 million in a reference pertaining to receiving Rs3.859 million as pension of her father, a former judge, through fake documents.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed reference against Advocate Seema Munawar, daughter of Justice Munawar Elahi Rana (retired), and alleged that she in 1998, after the death of her father, applied for family pension showing herself as unmarried and claiming she had no regular source of income.
She served as an assistant advocate general from March 4, 2006 to May 5, 2007. She got married in October 1995 and was divorced in 1998.