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NAB extends Khursheed Shah’s physical remand for six days

Shahid Ali Bureau Head

15th Oct, 2019. 04:05 pm
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Khursheed Shah's physical remand extends for six days

Accountability Court Sukkur granted six days physical remand of People’s Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah to NAB in hearing of assets beyond means reference here on Tuesday.

NAB officials earlier produced Shah before the court and pleaded for further 15 days’ physical remand.

The defense counsel argued before the court that the bureau repeating old charges against his client. He pleaded for sending Khursheed Shah to jail on judicial remand.

Accountability Judge granted six days’ physical remand of the former opposition leader to the NAB till October 21.

Khursheed Shah is facing charges of corruption in assets beyond means of income reference.

People’s Party leaders Nafeesa Shah, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Maula Bux Chandio, Manzoor Wassan, Awais Qadir Shah and others were present at the accountability court premises before the hearing.

Local administration has stepped up security, and large contingents of police have been deployed on the road leading to the court building.

The counsel of Shah in a previous hearing argued that his client being subjected to political victimization.

He claimed that the anti-corruption watchdog found no evidence against his client as the investigation is now shrunken to four plots after levelling allegations of Rs500 billion financial irregularities.

Five judicial orders in previous cases were also presented before the court.

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