Corruption Case: LHC suspends imprisonment sentence

Akhtar’s counsel said that former chief minister Arif Nakai’s brother had implicated him in 11 false cases.

Our Correspondent April 28, 2014

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday suspended the imprisonment sentence of a former patwari, Javed Akhtar.

Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik passed the order. Akhtar’s counsel said that Asif Nakai, former chief minister Arif Nakai’s brother, had implicated him in 11 false cases in 1992.

He said he had accused him of committing fraud related to government property.

He said an anti-corruption court had awarded him 88 years in prison, on the basis of a single inquiry.

He requested the court to suspend the imprisonment till the appeals against the anti-corruption court’s order were disposed of.

After going through the record and hearing the arguments, the judge suspended the imprisonment.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2014.


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