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IHC reserves verdict on NAB plea to dismiss Captain (r) Safdar bail

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Islamabad High court has reserved its verdict on National Accountability Bureau plea to dismiss Captain retired Safdar bail.

Safdar is the son-in-law of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and faces a corruption reference in the accountability court alongside Nawaz.

Safdar appeared in court around 11am today after being summoned by the divisional bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

During the hearing, the NAB prosecutor presented arguments favouring the cancellation of Safdar’s bail.

Meanwhile, during the hearing, the court came down hard on Safdar for using his mobile phone. The lawmaker’s phone was confiscated and returned only after he apologise following the hearing.

In the previous hearing, NAB had contended that the accountability court did not have the authority to release Safdar on bail, and pleaded that the court’s order rejecting their request to send him to Adiala Jail be rescinded.

On November 3, NAB challenged the accountability court’s order granting bail to Safdar in the Avenfield properties case.