Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani’s judicial remand extended till June 17
KARACHI (92 News) –An accountability court extended the judicial remand of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond income case till June 17.
Meanwhile, the investigation officer presented the reference against Agha Siraj Durrani in court and provided copies to his counsels.
Talking to the media on Thursday, Agha Siraj Durrani said that he would defend himself in the reference. “This government cannot control 50 people and it did not know about Jiyalas,” he said.
NAB approves 12 inquires including reference against Agha Siraj
May 15, the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) executive board had approved 12 new inquiries and gave the go-ahead to filing of a reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in an assets beyond means case.
The executive board meeting was held under the chair by NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal. The anti-graft watchdog also approved filing of references against PPP senator Rubina Khalid and Mazharul Islam, according to a statement.
It approved 12 inquiries against Akram Durrani, Sher Azam, Ghulam Nizamani and others. The bureau approved filing of a reference against the erstwhile Fata’s education director Afzal Manan over alleged illegal appointment of teachers.
The NAB chairman also approved a reference against the Sindh Assembly speaker. The corruption watchdog body said that Agha Durrani allegedly misused his powers and accumulated assets, causing a loss of more than Rs1 billion to the national exchequer.
The NAB chairman directed the bureau’s officers to take corruption cases to their logical conclusion on a priority basis as per the laws.
Earlier, the NAB Karachi had arrested Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani from a hotel in Islamabad in February this year.