Buzdar's bail plea in liquor case disposed of as withdrawn.

LAHORE -- An accountability court on Thursday disposed of as withdrawn a pre-arrest bail petition of former chief minister Usman Buzdar in an inquiry launched by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and others on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 the award of a liquor licence to a hotel.

A prosecutor told the court that a recommendation for the closure of the inquiry had been sent to the chairman of the NAB. He said the custody of Buzdar was not required to the bureau.

At this, Buzdar's counsel Barrister Momin Malik sought permission from the court to withdraw the bail petition.

The court allowed the request and disposed of the bail petition of Buzdar as withdrawn.

Talking to the media persons, Buzdar said he did not commit any wrong but served the people of the province with honesty.

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