PML-N's Miftah Ismail remains in prison despite securing bail.


ISLAMABAD -- Former finance minister Miftah Ismail has yet to be released from prison two days after being granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader will remain at Adiala Jail on Wednesday as his release has been delayed due to unfulfilled legal requirements.

The IHC issued its detailed verdict at around 3pm on Tuesday but the document could not be submitted in time to the relevant accountability court.

Similarly, Ismail was unable to submit the surety amount on Wednesday as courts remained shut on account of a public holiday marking the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The former minister is likely to secure his release on Thursday upon completion of all required legalities.

Earlier this week, a two-member IHC bench - comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb - granted bail to Ismail in the LNG terminal contract case against surety bonds of Rs10 million.

Ismail, who served as the finance minister for...

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