Court approves two-day transit remand of Khursheed Shah


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19 Sep, 2019 12:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court (AC) in Islamabad on Thursday approved two-day transit remand of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) senior leader Khursheed Shah in assets beyond known source of income case.

Khursheed Shah will be shifted to Sukkur for investigation. The NAB prosecutor had requested for three-day transit remand. “How much time will it take to fly to Sukkur,” asked Judge Bashir.

To this, the NAB investigating officer said they will take the PPP stalwart on the first available flight to Sukkur.  The court then granted two-day transit remand of the PPP leader to NAB.

A day earlier, the Rawalpindi and Sukkur NAB jointly arrested PPP leader from his residence at Bani Gala, Islamabad.

Khursheed Shah faces the charge of possessing assets beyond known sources of income and having ‘benami’ properties. The NAB had summoned Khurshid Shah on Wednesday, but he excused from appearing before the NAB. After his arrest, the PML-N and the PPP boycotted the National Parliamentary Conference.

PPP leadership reacts arrest of Khursheed Shah

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the arrest of Khursheed Shah. “Political rivals are being arrested in the name of accountability. The opposition leaders are being arrested through the NAB. The media is being gagged. The government’s behavior with its political rivals is shameful,” he said.

Qamar Zaman Kaira said that Khursheed Shah had given jobs to thousands of people as the Review Committee head. “The NAB has taken notice of providing jobs to the people,” he said. He said that a reference was filed against the PPP to pressurize the PPP.

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that the NA session is underway, but Khursheed Shah has been arrested for an ulterior motives.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the arrest of Syed Khurshid Shah was an extremely wrong step of the government. “Murad Ali Shah has been arrested when national solidarity is being expressed over the Kashmir issue,” he said.

Murtaza Wahab said that the PPP condemns the arrest of Khursheed Shah. “Inquiries are going on against several federal ministers, but they are not arrested,” he said.


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