Durrani

SHC orders NAB to complete investigation against Durrani by May 29

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete its investigation against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in four weeks, on Wednesday.

As the hearing underway, SHC Judge Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh asked the NAB investigating officer how far along the investigation was.

To this, the NAB investigating officer told the court that Durrani’s remand had been completed along with the initial investigation. However, more investigation is under way.

The court ordered NAB director that the probe be completed by May 29 and asked the accountability watchdog to submit the report.

The court further asked how many illegal cars Durrani owns, to which the NAB investigator said, “Durrani has bought 25 cars illegally.”

When asked till when the bureau will submit the investigation report, the NAB investigator said they need four weeks to submit it. To this, the court said if the investigation is not completed in four weeks, then it will give its verdict on the evidence that has been presented to it.

At this, Durrani’s lawyer stated that his client is in prison and that the court should have a bail hearing. To this, the court said, “Here we have people lying in prisons for years.”

The court then ordered the accountability watchdog to wrap up the investigation in four weeks.

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