SHC restrains NAB from arresting Asim’s relative banker

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday restrained National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting Khalid bin Shaheen who is a Senior Executive Vice President & group chief of National Bank of Pakistan’s Home Remittance Department and a relative of former minister Dr Asim Hussain, while granting him a pre-arrest bail.

Khalid on Wednesday approached the court seeking bail before arrest as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is conducting inquiry against him but according to him he has nothing to do with any corruption or embezzlement.

Khalid’s counsel filed a bail plea against his possible arrest by NAB and stated that NAB has issued a notice, summoning him without disclosing the particulars of subject.

The petitioner submitted that he was called up by the bank’s management on 3rd October who sought remittance details on which he provided all the details. After the bank’s summon he was investigated for three hours by Rangers then he received a NAB’s notice.

The petitioner apprehends that he would be taken to unknown place by NAB; therefore, he should be granted a bail. Citing NAB and interior ministry as respondents, the petitioner requested the court quash the notice issued by NAB and grant him a pre-arrest bail.

SHC bench approved Khalid’s bail plea seeking grant of bail before arrest against the surety bonds of Rs 500,000 and issued notices to the NAB and others respondents to come up on 13th November.