SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, admitted for hearing the bureau’s appeals challenging the bail granted to Shehbaz in the Ashiana housing society scam and Ramzan Sugar Mills’ cases, while Fawad Hassan Fawad’s bail in the Ashiana housing society scam.

NAB’s lawyer Naeem Bukhari contended before the court that the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to the accused in violation of the principles laid down by the top court.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan, a member of the bench, remarked the high court rejected NAB’s charges against the accused in its ruling on their bail petitions and held that the contracts in the Ashiana Housing Scheme were awarded on merit.

Bukhari said the high court erred in taking the true facts into consideration and alleged Shehbaz was the mastermind of the Ashiana scandal.

The hearing was adjourned till May 2