Agha Siraj Durrani kept in small chamber of 8 feet: Nafeesa Shah
KARACHI (92 News) – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Nafisa Shah claimed on Monday that Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani has been kept in small chamber of eight feet, adding, “Assembly is being humiliated but not only its speaker.”
Addressing a press conference outside the Sindh Assembly, Nafisa Shah alleged that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was being used as political tool against the opposition. Shah added that nobody was raising questions over 90-day remand of an individual and adopting such behaviour with the speaker.
“Different politicians and the PPP were raising serious questions over the NAB’s moves,” the PPP leader said. She added that PPP has neither feared of arrests nor it will be.
Nafisa Shah termed the decision to hear cases in Rawalpindi that have been registered in Karachi, was ‘completely illegal’. She has strongly criticised transfer of cases to other venues and termed the move to transfer Sindh’s case to Punjab province as ‘illegal’.
The PPP leader claimed that PPP has presented its stance very effectively in the National Assembly in an aggressive way. She said that scandals of opposition parties were not came into discussions in the Sindh Assembly.
FIA transfers record of mega money laundering case to Islamabad
Earlier today, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has transferred the record of the mega money laundering case to an accountability court to Islamabad.
The record contains documents of the accounts of Omni Group. The court has started scrutiny of the record. Summons will be issued to the accused.
In the fake accounts case, six accused have so far been arrested. Of them, five are in the custody of the NAB while another is in the custody of the FIA.
The court also dismissed the request of the wife of Najam Zaman, one of the accused, to provide him meal from home.
Zardari challenges banking court verdict in SHC
On March 16, Zardari has challenged the verdict of the banking court in the Sindh High Court in the mega money laundering case. In the petition, he pleaded that the banking court’s verdict should be declared null and void.
He stated that the decision to shift the case to Rawalpindi is illegal. On the other hand, Faryal Talpur has also challenged the decision of the banking court.
Earlier, Announcing its verdict, the banking court ordered to transfer mega money laundering case from Karachi to Rawalpindi on the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea.
During the hearing, the banking court accepted the NAB plea of moving the case to Rawalpindi from Karachi. However, former president Asif Ali Zardri and his sister Faryal Talpur were absent during the hearing.
Following the arguments, the court had reserved its verdict earlier this week. The court today announced the verdict, allowing the case to be transferred from Karachi to Rawalpindi.
Subsequently, the banking court cancelled the interim bails granted to Zardari, Talpur and others as the case had been transferred to a different court.