Khursheed Shah produced before NAB court in assets case

SUKKUR (Dunya News) – Accountability court on Friday has extended judicial remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah for 17 days in assets beyond income case.

During the hearing, the court has allowed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate the accused regarding the case and directed to re-produce him on February 3.

The anti-graft watchdog’s questionnaire based on 10 queries has also been handed over to Shah’s lawyers.

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 into 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. "NAB Sukkur arrested Syed Khursheed Shah in the assets beyond means case," a brief handwritten statement issued by NAB Islamabad said.

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, 2019, NAB Chairman retired justice Javed Iqbal had approved nine inquiries against different personalities, including Shah.