Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan,
“who was a businessman and had no allegations of causing losses to the national exchequer”, should be granted bail “if suspects who had looted billions of rupees were able to secure bail with such ease”.
On Wednesday the same court had granted Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shahbaz pre-arrest bail till April 17 in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and Saaf Pani Company cases.
On Thursday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had suspended the life sentence handed to PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi in 2018 in the ephedrine quota case, ordering his release on bail.
The same day, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had extended the interim bail given to former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case till April 29.
In a post shared on Twitter, Chaudhry said that the general perception was that Khan was being punished for a crime he did not commit just because of the noise created by the opposition.