Court allows bail to Khaqan Abbasi to attend funeral

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Monday granted bail to the former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to request for attending the funeral of his paternal uncle.

The sister of the former prime minister, Saadia Abbasi, appealed in the court to allow Abbasi to attend the funeral of the late Brigadier Muhammad Taj.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official had opposed the plea saying the matter is beyond the court’s jurisdiction. Responding to this, Saadia Abbasi apprised the court that she approached the NAB in the morning where she was told that the court could grant the bail in the LNG case.

The court then granted conditional bail to the senior PML-N leader after hearing arguments from both the parties.

The court also directed district authorities in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to provide fool-proof security to Abbasi so he can attend the funeral of his uncle. The court also directed the NAB to complete all formalities with regards to the parole.