KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday granted bail to the former minority affairs’ secretary and director in a case pertaining to alleged illegal appointment of 26 officers in the minority affairs department.
A division bench headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi approved the bail for two top bureaucrats, directing them to submit surety bonds of Rs1million each.
The NAB had arrested former minority affairs secretary Badar Jamil Mandhro, presently working as excise and taxation secretary and former minority affairs director Khadim Hussain Channa, now working as a director at the Anti-Corruption Establishment, on June 4 for allegedly receiving kickbacks for making illegal appointment of 26 officers in the minority affairs department in 2012-13.
The petitioners, Mandhro and Channa approached the court seeking bail in the case. Refuting allegations of receiving bribe, they contended, the appointments were made through a transparent process; however, the NAB authorities had fabricated the corruption charges against them to harass them.