SUKKUR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah has been remanded into National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody till October 14.
The PPP stalwart was presented before the court today, following the conclusion of his remand.
The anti-graft watchdog had requested for a 15-day extension in the remand of Shah, however, the accountability court gave approval for only 13 days.
Arrested by NAB from Islamabad last month, 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.