Assets beyond means case: Khurshid Shah’s judicial remand extended till Jan 17
SUKKUR (92 News) – Accountability Court Judge Ameer Ali Mehaisar extended the judicial remand of PPP leader Khurshid Shah in the assets beyond income case till Jan 17.
Talking to the media outside court on Tuesday, he said that the decision made by the parliament is very important and it yields good results.
“The present government should play the role like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and it is playing the role properly,” he said.
He said that the Pakistani leaders should not only contact the Muslim countries, but also contact the entire world. “Tension between the US and Iran is very dangerous. A joint session should be convened to discuss the matter. The OIC should also play the role,” he said.
Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference amounting to over Rs230 million against Khurshid Shah. As many as 18 people have been nominated in the reference filed in the accountability court.
The nominated people include Khurshid Shah, his wives Bibi Talat and Bibi Gulnaz, sons Furrukh Shah and Zeerak Shah and nephew and Sindh Minister Awais Qadir Shah. The reference includes 600 acres of agricultural land, accounts and plots and Karachi and Sukkur.
On December 18, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenged the order of the accountability court to release PPP leader Khursheed Shah in the Sindh High Court (SHC). In the petition, the NAB contended that the order to release Khursheed Shah is against the law and hence should be declared null and void.
On December 17, Accountability Court Judge Ameer Ali Mehaisar had ordered to release PPP leader Syed Khurshid Ali Shah in the assets beyond income case.
The court had ordered the PPP leader to furnish the surety bonds worth Rs five million. Khurshid Shah’s counsel said that the NAB could not produce any solid evidence so far and the case against his client is unjustified. “The NAB failed to file a reference against Khurshid Shah in 90 days,” he contended.
He had prayed to court to quash the case against Khurshid Shah. He stated that they will appear before the NAB whenever summoned.