SC approves interim bail pleas of over 200 employees of Local Bodies department


ISLAMABAD, April 14 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has approved interim bail pleas of over 200 employees of local bodies department Garhi Yaseen.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Mushir Alam took up the case for hearing Wednesday.

Justice Qazi Amin remarked during the hearing of the case “ this is the only country wherein the bail before arrest stays for two years. This is the only country in the country wherein criminal justice system is in this plight. NAB steps can be discussed in the national interest.

Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the accused to deposit amount and go home. All the accused should be treated on equal footing.

Shah Khawar, counsel for the accused prayed the court today is first fasting and it will be good if relief is given to them.

Justice Qazi Amin remarked the devil is imprisoned in the holy month of Ramadan and bail is being granted to the accused.

The court while approving the interim bail pleas of over 200 employees of the local bodies department directed all the accused to resort to Sindh High Court (SHC) .

The court while directing SHC to review all the cases on merit and give decision has wrapped up the matter.

The accused are facing corruption charges in different projects.