ISLAMABAD: A department bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday provided pre-arrest bond to the previous chief minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, in the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) case versus guaranty bonds of Rs200,000.
The court limited the National Responsibility Bureau (NAB) from arresting Mr Shah till June 8.
The exec board of NAB had last month approved a recommendation to be submitted against former PSM chairman Aftab Sheikh for causing a loss of Rs434.4 million to the national exchequer.
The counsel for Mr Shah informed the court that NAB had released call-up notices to his customer in April and also May.
He expressed apprehensions that the anti-graft watchdog may jail Mr Shah in order to tarnish his picture. He said that the previous chief minister prepares to show up prior to the investigation policeman.
The court provided acting bond to Mr Shah, provided a notification to NAB and adjourned the hearing till June 8.
Meanwhile, NAB released another summons to Mr Shah. According to his legal representative, Mr Shah will certainly show up before NAB on May 27 (today).