ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi arrested Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Khursheed Shah.
According to NAB official, the PPP leader was arrested in a case pertaining to acquiring assets beyond means of income.
Official in NAB said the arrest came after allegations were proven in the initial investigation against the PPP leader and that further inquiry would be carried out in the case.
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 official said Khursheed Shah would be shifted to Sukkur under transit remand.
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.
PPP strongly condemns Khursheed Shah’s arrest
PPP leader and Senator Murtaza Wahab spoke media, saying that several federal ministers are facing inquiries, but they weren’t arrested.
“Whoever criticises the government gets arrested,” said the PPP senator.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman also strongly criticised the arrest. “There should be any law… whose law is it?” she said.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that the PPP senior leader was not evading any investigation and the government made a wrong move by arresting the PPP leader.