SUKKUR (92 News) – An accountability court in Sukkur on Tuesday extended the physical remand of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) stalwart Khursheed Shah for another 13 days in assets beyond means case.
Amid tight security measures, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented Khursheed Shah before court. The NAB appealed from the court a 15-day extension in his physical remand.
NAB officials had sought a 15-day remand; however, judge granted remand for 13 days and directed to produce the accused on October 14. The court had permitted Shah to meet his family members and get home-cooked food while in custody.
The court hearing was continued for two hours, the lawyers of concerned parties presented their arguments and the court reserved its decision for and announced after short period of time.
On September 21, the court remanded Shah in the accountability watchdog’s custody for nine days. Shah, who served as the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly during the term of the previous government, was arrested by the bureau from Islamabad.
NAB officials had sought a 15-day remand; however, Judge Amir Ali Mahesar granted remand for nine days. The court had permitted Shah to meet his family members and get home-cooked food while in custody.
A large number of PPP workers, including his son, MPA Syed Farukkuh Shah, his son-in-law and nephew, provincial minister Syed Owais Qadir Shah, MPA Manzoor Wasan, Sukkur Mayor Arslan Islam Shaikh, and others had gathered around the courthouse during the hearing to express solidarity with the leader.
The counsel for Shah, Mukesh Kumar Karara, had argued that his client was being subjected to political vendetta.
NAB raids house of PPP leader Khursheed Shah in Sukkur
The NAB has raided the house of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah. It is noteworthy that the PPP senior leader
is under-custody in a case pertaining to assets beyond known source of income.
The NAB frisked the rooms of Khursheed’s wife and children. The team also recorded measurements of PPP leader’s house. The corruption watchdog body has taken important documents for the house.
On the other hand, two wives among eight accused has got pre-arrest bail till October 16 over fear of arrest.