KARACHI- Federal Anti Corruption Court (FACC) has suspended the non- bailable arrest warrants of former Prime Minister (PM) Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani in Trade Development Authority Pakistan (TDAP) corruption case and granted bail to him against personal sureties.

Gillani appeared before the FACC today in TDAP corruption case. The counsels for Gillani filed bail application in respect of 12 cases against the former PM saying all the cases instituted against their client are false.

The court while granting bail to the former PM ordered him to deposit surety bond in the sum of Rs 1.2 million. FIA investigation officers filed challans of 12 cases during the previous hearing of the case wherein former PM Gillani and former commerce minister Amin Fahim were shown absconders.

Upon it the court had issued non bailable arrest warrants of Gillani, Amin Fahim, secretary Zubair Ahmad, Imran Sabir, Mehr Haroon, Rashid Raeesani, Faisal Siddiqui secretary to Yusuf Raza Gillani, Mian Tariq, Farhan Junejo and Afshan Junejo till June 17, 2014.

The court had also ordered that all the accused be arrested from within and outside the country and produced before it. The court had also ordered for presenting details of transferable and non transferable property of the accused before it.

Talking to journalists after his appearance in the court  former PM said that PPP had always respected judiciary. Cases against PPP leaders and workers are not a new thing. Cases were earlier instituted against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, and Asif Ali Zardari, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Amin Fahim but all these cases proved false. The allegations leveled against him are all baseless and false, he added.

He held that not a single politician was subjected to political victimization during the PPP government but PML-N government is subjecting PPP leaders to political vendetta.