Sukkur: Accountability court approves Khurshid Shah's 9-day physical remand.

SUKKUR (Dunya News) – An accountability court in Sukkur Saturday approved Pakistan People Party (PPP) senior leader Khurshid Shah’s nine-day physical remand in assets beyond income case and handed him over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court allowed home-made food for incarcerated Khurshid Shah and has also permitted him to meet his family. The anti-corruption watchdog had requested for 15-day physical remand.

The accountability court directed the NAB to produce Khurshid Shah before it on October 1. Party workers in large numbers gathered outside the court amidst beefed up security to express solidarity with their leader.

 

According to anti-corruption watchdog sources, a separate cell has been prepared for Khurshid Shah in NAB Sukkur office with facilities of attached washroom and air conditioner. Furthermore, a doctor will remain on call at NAB office.

On the other hand, the Sindh High Court granted pre-arrest bails to Khurshid Shah’s sons – Zeerak and Farukh Shah – and alleged frontman Syed Qasim Ali Shah in the assets case against surety bonds of Rs500,000 each. The SHC directed NAB officials not to arrest the suspects till October 16.


Islamabad to Sukkur


Khurshid Shah was shifted to Sukkur from Islamabad on PIA flight PK-631 on Friday. On the arrival of Khurshid Shah, tight security arrangements were made by the Sukkur administration. He was shifted to NAB office from Sukkur Airport.

Heavy contingents of police and Rangers were deployed to meet any untoward incident. Hundreds of PPP workers and some local leaders reached the airport to receive the detained PPP leader but were not allowed to enter the airport premises.


Arrest


The PPP leader was arrested by the anti-graft body in assets beyond known source of income case on Wednesday from his residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad. An accountability court in the federal capital had approved his two-day transit remand till September 21.

Khurshid Shah was shifted to Federal Government Services Hospital, popularly known as Polyclinic, on Thursday after his condition worsened in NAB custody owing to respiratory issues. He was discharged from the hospital on Friday after doctors declared him fit to travel.