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NAB investigates Imran Khan in £190m settlement case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is investigating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan in the £190 million settlement case, as the former premier appeared in the anti-graft watchdog’s office in Rawalpindi amid strict security on Tuesday.

Sources said that NAB officials inquired about Khan’s correspondence with the British National Crime Agency and also sought the records of freezing orders for £19 million.

Imran Khan — who is facing a number of cases — had left for the federal capital earlier this morning with his wife Bushra Bibi, for an appearance before NAB officials in the graft case inquiry.

A legal team comprising Salman Safdar, Khawaja Haris, Intezar Panjotha, Gohar Ali Khan and Ali Aijaz is accompanying them.

Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi secure bail in separate cases

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the federal capital, earlier in the day granted bail to the PTI chief in eight different cases till June 8, soon after his wife, Bushra Bibi, secured bail in the £190 million settlement case from an accountability court.

The couple had reached the Islamabad judicial complex, ahead of Khan’s appearance before NAB. 

The two first appeared before the accountability court to seek a protective bail for the former first lady, whose bail in the graft case expired today (May 23), to avoid her arrest in the £190 million graft case.

The Lahore Court High Court had granted her protective bail.

Judge Muhammad Bashir approved Bushra Bibi’s bail till May 31 against surety bonds worth Rs500,000. He also took her signatures to ensure the submission of surety bonds, before issuing a notice to the investigation officer (IO).

Later, the Khan and Bushra Bibi went to an ATC — housed in the same judicial complex as the accountability court — where the former premier’s lawyer filed a plea for his bail.

After the ATC approved the bail, the PTI chief and his wife left the judicial complex.

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