Adnan Khawaja's bail bonds accepted, release orders issued: lawyer

The news comes after Khawaja's arrest yesterday while he was facing corruption charges in the Supreme Court.


Express September 22, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Adnan A Khawaja, ex managing director (MD) of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited’s (OGDCL) bail bonds were accepted and his release orders issued today according to his lawyer.

He was arrested after the Supreme Court’s (SC) orders yesterday while he was facing corruption charges in the court.

The SC had issued a contempt of court notice to Khawaja. He was arrested on the orders of the Supreme Court along with former Intelligence Bureau (IB) boss Brigadier (retd) Imtiaz.

The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was hearing a case concerning non-implementation of its NRO judgment.

The SC issued a contempt of court notice to Adnan Khawaja who was convicted by NAB in 2001 as a co-accused in a reference accusing the former IB chief of making illegal property. He was handed down a two-year jail sentence with a Rs0.2 million fine. He was also disqualified from holding public office for ten years.

Meanwhile, Adnan Khawaja requested the bench to accept his surety bonds and not send him to jail but the CJP rejected the request and directed him to approach the court as concerns the bail. The Chief Justice observed that their bail is ‘un-extendable’ until they deposit new surety bonds and those surety bonds would be decided on merit.

COMMENTS (6)

imran | 11 years ago | Reply @ Mr. Aftab this high official you are refering to carries lesser qualifications than a clerk in an organisation like OGDCL which has engineers carrying doctorates in hydrocarbons. It was a shame to have a appointed a person of this calibre as its MD. Chief justice has saved this very strategic asset from being destroyed through corruption--The qualfication this gentleman had and for which he was punished by the accountablity court.
Asmat Jamal | 11 years ago | Reply Who is this young man Adnan Khawaji with larger than size image. What is his back ground and what are the cases against him. Is he a politician, bureaucrat or a bussinessman. Can any one put us wise ?
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