Khursheed handed over to NAB on physical remand until 1st Oct

SUKKUR: An accountability court in Sukkur granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a 10-day remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah in assets beyond means of income case.

The PPP stalwart had appeared before the court today, following his arrest.

The accountability watchdog had requested for a 15-day remand of the veteran PPP leader.

Shah’s lawyer told the court his client arrest was political revenge. “NAB had been investigating Shah under the same accusations in 2014 as well,” he told the court, adding the court had quashed the inquiry against Shah back then even.

The court then inquired about Shah’s arrest papers and said it cannot grant the 15-day remand with Shah’s arrest papers being submitted. 

The court then granted 10-day remand to NAB and ordered Shah to be presented before the court on October 1.

Shah was also granted medical facilities, food from home and meeting his family.

NAB had arrested Shah from Islamabad. 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).