LNG case: NAB arrests Miftah Ismail after IHC rejects bail plea

LNG case: NAB arrests Miftah Ismail after IHC rejects bail plea

Islamabad (Web Desk): Former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Miftah Ismail was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected his bail plea in the LNG corruption case.


Two-judge division bench of the LHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the bail plea of the former minister.

The NAB officials arrested the PML-N leader from outside the IHC.

On July 25, the IHC had granted interim bail to Miftah in the LNG case against bonds worth Rs500,000.

The accountability watchdog had carried out a raid at the residence of Miftah Ismail in Karachi on July 18, but the PML-N leader was not at his residence.

Former premier and PML-N’s leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is already in NAB’s custody in the LNG import contract case.