On Tuesday, Islamabad High Court (IHC) two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamir Farooq , granted bail to accused Mian Tariq Mahmood in a case pertaining to blackmailing former accountability judge Arshad Malik, directing him to furnish a surety of Rs100,000 to secure his bail.
The court approved the bail for Mahmood for want of evidence to substantiate charges against him.
Mehmood is accused of filming Arshad Malik’s video and then blackmailing him.
Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has released a video allegedly showing former accountability court judge Arshad Malik admitting that he had sentenced Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to prison reference case Al-Azizia under duress.
Earlier, on March 11, an anti-terrorism court had rejected bail of Mian Tariq. The verdict was pronounced by ATC Judge Rana Javad Abbas.
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