Earlier, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leaders of have filed applications for protective bail for fearing of the NAB's arrests.
According to the details garnered, the PPP leaders started to seek protective bails against action by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) increased in the wake of the February 20 arrest of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.
Former Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro and ex-federal minister Aijaz Jakhrani have approached the Sindh High Court for pre-arrest bail. Submitting his application, Shoro said he was facing multiple NAB inquiries and had already acquired protective bail in some cases from the SHC.
However, the PPP leader said he was apprehensive that the anti-graft body could soon move to arrest him in another case. Shoro’s petition requested the SHC to bar NAB from conducting further inquiries against him and to declare the court’s permission mandatory for his arrest.
Apart from Shoro, former federal minister Jakhrani also filed an application for protective bail. He is facing an inquiry related to the accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.
The SHC barred the NAB to take any action against any Shoro and issued notices to the NAB director general and other on March 14. The court also accepted the protective bail of Jakhrani on behalf of one million rupees.
Earlier, the NAB Karachi team arrested Agha Siraj Durrani
from Islamabad in assets beyond income case.