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Court extends Khursheed Shah’s judicial remand for 5 days

Shahid Ali Bureau Head

07th Dec, 2019. 10:02 am
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Court extends Khursheed Shah’s judicial remand for 5 days

An accountability court has extended Khursheed Shah’s judicial remand for five days, in assets beyond means case here on Saturday.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart Syed Khursheed currently is under treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Sukkur.

Recently, he underwent an angiography procedure due to cardiac problem.

Shah was produced before the NAB court in an ambulance from the NICVD hospital amid tight security measures.

The court extended judicial remand of the former opposition leader in National Assembly till December 12. During the today’s hearing, the judge asked Shah about his health.

“Shah Sahab… how is your health now”, the judge asked, “I’m fine, no any issue”, Syed Khursheed replied.

On November 23, an accountability court had extended judicial remand of Shah for 15 days.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader is facing charges of corruption in assets beyond means of income reference.

“Syed Khursheed Shah has opened as many as 105 banks accounts under his and family members name in Karachi, Sukkur and other cities”, NAB sources claimed.

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 had reopened two corruption cases against Shah under the directives of the Lahore High Court.

In July this year, NAB Chairman retired justice Javed Iqbal had approved nine inquiries against different personalities, including Shah.

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