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January 18, 2020

Khursheed Shah’s jail remand extended

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January 18, 2020

SUKKUR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah was produced on Friday before accountability court in assets beyond income case and his jail remand was extended.

The court allowed Rawalpindi NAB to launch probe against Khursheed Shah. During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a plea to launch corruption inquiry against the accused. A questionnaire based on 10 queries has also been submitted in the court, which will be handed over to Shah’s lawyers Saturday.

It is to be mentioned here that Joint Investigation Team (JIT) headed by NAB DG in Multan Attiqur Rehman has been formed on the orders of NAB chairman to probe Khursheed Shah’s case. PPP leader along with 17 others are named in a reference pertaining to corruption of over Rs1 billion.

On Sept 18, 2019 the NAB arrested senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means. Sukkur NAB arrested Syed Khursheed Shah in the assets beyond means case.

Multiple corruption cases against Shah are under investigation with NAB. In 2012 an accountability court had directed NAB to file a reference against him on a complaint pertaining to alleged accumulation of illegitimate assets.

In 2013, NAB reopened two corruption cases against Shah under the directives of the Lahore High Court. In July 2019, NAB Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal approved nine inquiries against different personalities including Shah.

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