Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry questioned why Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Aleem Khan could not get bail if those politicians who have “looted billions” are granted bail easily.
In the tweet, the information minisiter claimed that Khan has caused no losses to the national exchequer and added that he is a businessman and his case is “less serious”.
On April 11, the Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended the 2018 life imprisonment sentence awarded to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi in the ephedrine quota case. The court ordered Abbasi’s release on bail.
On February 6, Khan was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for owning assets beyond known means. The anti-graft body said that the accused had been facing many inquiries including Park View Housing Society, River Age Housing Society and Multan Road.