SHC dismisses Agha Siraj’s petition to suspend arrest warrants
July 9, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – A bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking suspension of arrest warrants for Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. During the hearing, the National Accountability Court (NAB) prosecutor told the court that 35 vehicles and worth of billion rupees properties of Agha Siraj Durrani had been traced. He also has apprised that he is serving in the jail and his family has been fled to abroad. Justice Iqbal Kalhoro rejected plea seeking suspension of arrest warrants for Agha Siraj, remarking that how can the court suspend arrest warrant when it is already implemented. Agha Siraj Durrani counsel pleaded the court for hearing bail petition of his client. Justice Kalhoro replied that an immediate hearing of the bail plea is impossible due to summer vacations of the court. The bench summoned arguments over the petition in the hearing on August 7. On July 1, an accountability court has accepted the reference against Sindh Speaker Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond income case.
Announcing the reserved verdict, the court accepted the NAB reference against the Sindh Assembly speaker for hearing.It is pertinent to mention here that the decision on the case had been reserved on the previous hearing. The hearing on the case was adjourned after Durrani entered the court premises earlier in the day. Earlier, the anti-graft watchdog body had recently filed reference pertaining to assets beyond means of income against Agha Siraj Durrani. The NAB named 20 persons including Agha Siraj as accused in the reference filed in an accountability court in Karachi after an inquiry, which continued for three months and 10 days.