IHC grants bail to Hussain Lawai, Taha Raza in fake bank accounts case
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday granted bail to accused Hussain Laoi and Taha Raza in a fake bank accounts case.
A two-member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri ordered each accused to deposit Rs 500,000. One million guarantee bond in court as security deposit.
In this case, Ashfaq Naqvi Advocate represented Hussain Lai and Taha Raza.
He asked why the NAB complicates matters. When Hussain Lai and Taha Raza were arrested, Justice Amir Farooq asked. Barrister Rizwan, prosecutor of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), replied, “He has been arrested since July 06, 2018.”
The learning judge asked, “Where is the investigating officer of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)?” The prosecutor replied, “He is attending another reference hearing.”
Justice Jahangiri asked when the reference was filed. “The reference was filed on June 06, 2018,” the NAB lawyer replied.
“My clients have been in prison for the last 33 months,” the lawyer pleaded. “They are in dire straits.” “He has been suffering from various health problems since his arrest,” the adviser said.
A three-judge bench of the apex court had dismissed the bail pleas of Hussain and Taha in the fake bank accounts case and directed their lawyers to approach the high court for bail.
Read more: Federal govt begins nationwide distribution of Pfizer vaccine: Dr Faisal Sultan
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has started distributing 51,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to federal and provincial officials, ARY News reported quoting SAPM quoting Health Dr. Faisal Sultan.
Dr Faisal Sultan said he had received 106,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the Kovacs program.
The SAPM jointly said that Punjab province would get most of the 26,000 doses, followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces with 12,000 and 8,000 doses of the vaccine.
Dr Faisal said that Balochistan province would get 2,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine. “One thousand meals will be available in Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir,” he said, adding that the fighter would be deployed in 15 cities across the country due to the presence of ultrascod chain refrigerators.
In addition, the Ministry of National Health has issued guidelines for the use of the Pfizer vaccine in the country, which is one of the last vaccines approved by the DRP to combat the COPD 19 epidemic.
According to the guidelines, the vaccine should be kept at minus 60 to 80 degrees Celsius and any contact with light should be avoided. However, it can be kept at room temperature for six hours after preparation.
The instructions further state that one bottle of Pfizer vaccine will take six doses and the second dose will be given after 21 days.
The vaccine will be delivered in thermal shipping containers to maintain a certain temperature as well as in an ultra-cold chain freezer. “The temperature of the cold storage unit will be recorded daily and a special kit will be provided with the vaccine,” he said.
The guidelines state that the Pfizer vaccine bottle should not be opened before use.