ISLAMABAD: An anti-corruption court in Karachi has issued a non-bailable arrest warrants for former federal minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim in Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) corruption case here on Monday.
The judge has ordered the authorities to apprehend former leader and present him before the court on October 22.
Meanwhile, the apex court also awarded bail to leader of Pakistan People s Party (PPP) and former Prime Minister (PM) Yousuf Raza Gilani and announced to hold hearing over his exemption plea from appearing in court on the same date.
Gilani and PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim, along with certain former and serving officials of TDAP were booked for their alleged involvement in expenditure of false trade subsidies amounting to billions of rupees.
The court granted bail to former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani in as many as 11 corruption cases over bail bond worth Rs 1 lac in each case.
It is pertinent to mention here that the issue regarding delay in the matter was raised in ‘Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath’ program after which the development has come in. Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Assistant Director Bakhtyar Chana filed the challans.
Talking to media after the hearing, Yousaf Raza Gilani stated that he is seeking justice from the judiciary. He said that PPP has faced defeat but has not left politics. Former PM suggested PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to monitor party’s performance and to come to Parliament for legislation.
If Bilalwal uses right card in Karachi, he can impress 65 percent youth in the country, he added.
Gilani further felicitated winning candidates Ayaz Sadiq, Shoaib Siddiqui and Riaz-ul-Haq and termed recent by-elections being held in Lahore and Okara as positive and transparent.