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Court adjourns hearing against Agha Siraj Durrani till March 9 in assets case


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Feb, 2020. 11:25 am
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The accountability court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond known sources of income till March 9

Agha Siraj Durrani and co-accused were presented in the court during the hearing today.

The court directed NAB to present details of reference in the next hearing.

Talking to media outside the court, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Siraj Durrani said the Sindh government will try to implement over the directives of CJP Gulzar regarding demolition of illegal buildings in the metropolis.

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On July 20 last year, the anti-corruption body had ordered an inquiry on charges of corruption against the Sindh Assembly speaker.

The NAB prosecution named 20 persons including Agha Siraj Durrani as accused in the reference filed in accountability court Karachi after an inquiry.

According to the NAB charge-sheet, the accused involved in corruption of upto 1.6 billion rupees.

The NAB Karachi had arrested Siraj Durrani from a hotel in Islamabad in February this year.

Earlier, the anti-graft watchdog body had recently filed reference pertaining to assets beyond means of income against Agha Siraj Durrani.

The NAB named 20 persons including Agha Siraj as accused in the reference filed in an accountability court in Karachi after an inquiry, which continued for three months and 10 days.

On May 15, the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) executive board had approved 12 new inquiries and gave the go-ahead to filing of a reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in an assets beyond means case.

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