NAB granted two-day transit remand of PPP lawmaker Khursheed Shah – Pakistan

An accountability court in Islamabad granted the National Office of Accountability (NAB) the two-day preventive detention of PPP leader and legislator Syed Khursheed Shah, one day after being arrested in a case involving assets beyond from your known sources of income.

A NAB team presented the former opposition leader to the judge of responsibility Muhammad Bashir and requested a one-week Shah transit arrest to transfer to Sukkur.

"Does it take so long to get to Sukkur?" Judge Bashir asked the NAB prosecutor, Sohail Arif.

He also asked Shah how long it would take to get to Sukkur, in response to which the MNA said it takes two hours by plane.

Arif said there was only one morning flight and no other today.

The judge granted the accountability office the two-day transit return of the PPP leader.

Shah was arrested Wednesday at his residence in Islamabad in a joint operation conducted by the NAB's Sukkur and Rawalpindi teams.

The leader is accused of obtaining a plot of amenities in a housing society. The anti-graft guard dog said it also had some come to me properties in the names of their leaders or servants. According to the NAB, an investigation against Shah revealed his involvement in the commission of crimes, as defined in Section 9 (a) and the Calendar of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999.

According to NAB, Shah was summoned by the office of Sukkur NAB on Wednesday in the cases, but he had informed the office in writing that he could not appear due to some commitments in Islamabad. He also said that the legislator, who was a public official, transferred a plot of services in the Cooperative Teacher Housing Society, Sukkur, on behalf of his family to build a house and the money spent on its construction did not correspond to his known sources of income and those of their dependents.

Shah joins a long list of opposition leaders, including former PPP president and co-president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former minister of Finance Miftah Ismail, Maryam Nawaz, the current opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz, who are currently facing corruption charges.



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