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.
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