Amin Faheem gets interim bail in NICL scam case

Karachi: The federal anticorruption court on Wednesday granted interim bail to senior leader of PPP and former commerce minister Makhdoom Amin Faheem in multimillion rupee NICL land scam case till April 29.

Sanaullah Khan Ghouri, the Incharge judge of federal anticorruption court gave Amin Faheem bail in the sum of Rs500000. Earlier, same court accepting the charge sheet filed by Commercial Banking Circle CBC of Federal Investigation Agency FIA, the judge of the special federal anticorruption court-II, had issued the non-bailable warrants against Amin Fahim and other accused and directed the FIA to arrest and produce them in court by April 12.

The Sindh High Court SHC had also granted 10 days protective bail to Makhdoom Amin Faheem on 2 April in same case.

As per prosecution, Amin Fahim illegally appointed former NILC chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi, and in connivance with other suspects, former federal minister embezzled Rs900m in the purchase of the land in question and out of this amount, Rs41 million was transferred in the loan account of Amin Fahim and members of his family in a private bank.

Seeking interim bail, accused Amin Fahim appeared before federal anticorruption on Wednesday surrendered before trial court. He said he would face the charges in the trial court and asked court to grant him interim bail.