Buzdar granted interim bail in liquor licence case.

LAHORE -- An accountability court on Monday granted interim pre-arrest bail to former chief minister Usman Buzdar in an inquiry launched by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and others on charges of misuse of authority and corruption in award of a liquor licence to a hotel in Lahore.

Buzdar appeared before the court along with his counsel Barrister Momin Malik.

The counsel argued that the petitioner had apprehension of his arrest due to mala fide of the NAB in the inquiry against the officials of the Punjab excise and taxation department, the management of M/s Unicorn Prestige Ltd and others.

He stated that there was not an iota of evidence on record to suggest that the petitioner derived any...

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