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Durrani case: NAB decides to arrest businessman Gulzar Ahmed

Durrani case: NAB decides to arrest businessman Gulzar Ahmed
February 23, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday decided to arrest businessman Gulzar Ahmed in Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani case. According to the reports, it revealed transfer of millions of rupees from bank account of Agha Siraj Durrani’s daughter to the account of Gulzar Ahmed. It was also reported that the anti-graft watchdog has issued arrest warrant of business tycoon regarding transfer of millions of rupees from bank account of Agha Siraj Durrani’s daughter. The NAB officials told that Gulzar Ahmed will be taken into custody on his arrival from Dubai and it also suggested that his name will be placed on exit control list (ECL). Meanwhile, the investigation agencies also traced the details of Agha Siraj Durrani’s further 184.6 million worth of assets. It said that the preparations have been started to file Tax evasion case.
NAB granted physical remand of Agha Siraj Durrani until Mar 1
Earlier, an accountability court in Karachi approved the physical remand of Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani until March 1. The NAB produced Durrani before an accountability court here amid tight security. Upon NAB’s request, the physical remand of the accused was granted for a week until March 1. The speaker was taken in the armored vehicle. Speaking to the journalists, Agha Siraj Durrani said that he did not know what the drama happened with him, claiming that the NAB conducted its investigation process to lock his sons in the room until six hours. It is pertinent to mention here that the Sindh Assembly speaker was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) earlier a day.
NAB gets three-day transit remand of Agha Siraj Durrani
A day earlier, an accountability court on Wednesday granted three-day transit remand of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. The NAB Karachi team arrested Agha Siraj Durrani from Islamabad and shifted to the Rawalpindi NAB office. After some hour, the SIndh Assembly speaker was presented to the accountability court where the court granted three-day transit remand. During the hearing, the NAB requested to grant seven-day transit remand; however, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir granted three-day transit remand and said that the accused will be presented in Karachi within three days. It was also reported that the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader was taken into custody from a five-star hotel in Islamabad. Durrani has been arrested in a case pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income.Last year, NAB had initiated three separate inquiries against Durrani over funds embezzlement and disproportionate assets charge. The anti-graft watchdog had summoned the speaker several times to appear before the anti-graft watchdog body for interrogation in the case, however, Durrani failed to comply with the order which led to his arrest by NAB today. On July 20 last year, the anti-corruption body had ordered an inquiry on charges of corruption against the Sindh Assembly speaker.