Islamabad: NAB officials on their way after arrest of senior PPP leader Syed Khurshid Shah. — NNI, September 18, 2019

Court approves two-day transit remand of PPP’s Khursheed Shah

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ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has approved two-day transit remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah, on Thursday in assets beyond means case.

PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, who was arrested a day earlier by NAB in a case pertaining to acquiring assets beyond means of income, will be shifted to Sukkur for investigation.

During the hearing, NAB’s prosecutor had requested for three-day transit remand.

“How much time will it take to fly to Sukkur,” Judge Bashir asked during today’s hearing.

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.

The PPP leader is accused of allotting to himself an amnesty plot illegally from a cooperative society in Sukkur.

The investigation has been ongoing since August 7 and it was alleged that the PPP leader built bungalows, petrol pumps, and hotels in the name of others (benamidaar).

NAB Sukkur had summoned Shah through a letter, however, the PPP leader wrote back to the authority, declining to appear before it.

On July 31, the NAB had given approval for an inquiry against the senior PPP leader.

ISLAMABAD: NAB arrested PPP leader Syed Khurshid Shah in assets beyond means case in Islamabad on Wednesday.

He was arrested in a joint operation by NAB Rawalpindi and NAB Sukkur team. He will be handed over to the Sukkur NAB after his transit remand.

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