Court grants two-day transit remand of PPP leader Khursheed Shah to NAB

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) two-day transit remand of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah.

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NAB had arrested Shah a day earlier in a case pertaining to acquiring assets beyond means of income, will be shifted to Sukkur for investigation.

The accountability watchdog’s prosecutor had requested for three-day transit remand.

Judge Bashir, during proceedings today, asked the NAB investigating officer that much time will it take to fly to Sukkur, to which the officer responded said they will take the PPP stalwart on the first available flight to Sukkur.

The court then granted two-day transit remand of the PPP leader to NAB.

The PPP leader is accused of allotting to himself an amnesty plot illegally from a cooperative society in Sukkur during an ongoing prolonged investigation. It was also alleged that Shah built bungalows, petrol pumps, and hotels in the name of others (benamidaar).

NAB Sukkur had summoned Shah through a letter, however, the PPP leader wrote back to the authority, declining to appear before it.

On July 31, the NAB had given approval for an inquiry against the senior PPP leader.

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