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Court has approved Fawad’s release on bail regarding a fraud case

Court has approved Fawad's release on bail regarding a fraud case

In Rawalpindi, an anti-corruption court has granted bail to former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry in a fraud case. The court, presided over by special judge Ali Nawaz, has required Fawad to submit a surety bond of Rs200,000 for his release.

However, Fawad’s release is currently halted as he remains in detention due to another case involving the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The case for which he was granted bail involves allegations made by the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) in Rawalpindi.

Fawad, along with his cousin and others, was accused of receiving significant bribes and misusing authority in securing a no-objection certificate (NOC) and acquiring public land for a private housing society in the Dina area along the GT Road.

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The First Information Report (FIR) outlined that Fawad’s cousin, Sherbaz, played a significant role in corrupt activities, signing agreements and accepting bribes amounting to millions of rupees for housing society works.

ACE Rawalpindi began investigating the matter in April 2023. Evidence was purportedly found indicating the misuse of power by Sherbaz and Fawad, allegedly involving more than Rs10 million obtained from the housing society administration. Consequently, a case was filed, leading to Fawad’s arrest by ACE on November 4.