SC nullifies SHC order on Agha Siraj Durrani's bail

Dunya News

Agha Siraj Durrani was granted bail on December 13,2019

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Wednesday nullified verdict of Sindh High Court (SHC) granting bail to Speaker of the provincial assembly Agha Siraj Durani.

As per details, the Supreme Court heard the plea against bail of the PPP leader. During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court that assets of Agha Siraj Durrani are beyond his income. Justice Umar Ata Bandial stated that the SHC granted bail to the Sindh Assembly speaker without considering any concrete basis.

The apex court ordered the SHC to review the verdict within two month on the bail plea. The high court should decide on the matter keeping in view the facts and evidences and a bench comprising senior judges should hear the bail plea.

However, the Supreme Court barred arrest of the Speaker till Sindh High Court is reviewing its order.

It is pertinent to mention here that SHC approved bail of provincial Agha Siraj Durrani in assets beyond income case on December 13, 2019.

The speaker was arrested on February 20 from a hotel in Islamabad and was brought to Karachi the same night. On February 21, he was produced before the accountability court which sent him on a 14-day physical remand.