Court grants two-day transit remand of Khursheed Shah to NAB

ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (INP): An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) two-day transit remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah in assets beyond means of income case.

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.

The accountability watchdog’s prosecutor had requested for three-day transit remand.

“How much time will it take to fly to Sukkur,” Judge Bashir asked during 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. INP/LK