Journalist granted bail in data leak case.

ISLAMABAD -- A ses-siAoAAns court on Wednesday granted bail to journalist Shahid Aslam in data leak case.

Shahid Aslam of Bol News was arrested by the Federal Investigation AgeAncy (FIA) from Lahore last week for allegedly leaking personal tax details of the then army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in connection with a report published by an investigative news website FactFocus in November.

The story accused the former army chief and his family of amassing assets worth Rs12.7 billion in six years.

At the hearing, the journalist's lawyer requested the court of Special Judge Mohammad Azam Khan to accept his bail application.

However, FIA prosecutor Zulfiqar Naqvi said the journalist had refused to cooperate with the investigation officers and did not share his mobile or laptop passwords with them.

'We have sent the electronic devices for forensics,' Mr Naqvi said.

Shahid Aslam was arrested for violating Section 216 [harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered] of the Pakistan Penal Code.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the court accepted the plea and...

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