LAHORE - A Division Bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday extended interim bail earlier granted to former director general intelligence bureau Brig (r) Imtiaz Ahmad while requiring the prosecution and the defence counsel to argue the case on Nov 8. The bench on Sept 23 had released the petitioner on interim bail against the surety bonds to the tune of Rs 20 million after he was arrested in the Supreme Court on Sept 21. He was required by the higher court to deposit surety bonds against the bail granted to him in eight convictions handed down to him in a NAB reference, which had become operational after invalidation of the NRO. The petitioner through his counsel Maqsooma Bokhari pleaded he was 73 and suffering from heart disease so he might be released on bail. He said he had also undergone a by-pass operation. The NAB counsel opposed the plea contending before arrest the petitioner was continuously appearing in different programmers of news channels and there were no signs of his ailment.The court after hearing the parties, however, granted interim bail to the petitioner on his furnishing the surety bonds of Rs 20 million. The bail period has now been extended to November 8 next.