Court: (IHC orders release of 24 under-trial suspects named in NAB references)


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered release of 24 suspects under trial for various corruption-related references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Those released under the order included Hussain Lawai, Taha Raza, Liaquat Qaimkhani, Mustafa Zulqarnain, and others. The suspects were under trial for various offences, including corruption in the fake bank accounts case and the rental power case, among others.

The orders were issued in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country that has led to eight deaths and more than a 1,100 infections. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the orders.