The accountability court handed over PP leader Khurshid Shah to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for 13 more days on physical remand.
In the Accountability Court Sukkur, over-income assets case was heard against Khurshid Shah, while arguing that NAB’s lawyer Zubair Malik told the court that Khurshid Shah’s house was on a residential plot which cost Rs 60 million. There are lots of properties besides Rs 10 crore transactions from Khurshid Shah’s family’s bank accounts.
NAB, meanwhile, requested a further 15 days of physical remand after Khurshid Shah’s 9-day physical remand was completed.
Khurshid Shah’s lawyer, Mukesh Kumar, told the court that the High Court had already acquitted him of these allegations.
On this occasion, the NAB submitted documents against Khurshid Shah in the court, which was sought by Khurshid Shah’s lawyer, but the NAB prosecutor refused.
The judge asked Khurshid Shah’s lawyer why he and your client were not cooperating with the NAB.
On this the lawyer told the judge that despite your order, I was not allowed to meet Khurshid Shah alone, what should I talk to my client in front of the inquiry officer.
During the hearing, another lawyer of Khurshid Shah, Raza Rabbani, said that my client was being subjected to only political retaliation, thus politicians were being defamed by media trials.
The PP leader’s lawyers urged the court to release Khurshid Shah and ask the NAB to submit concrete evidence.
The court, after hearing the arguments from the parties, approved the NAB’s plea and granted Khurshid Shah’s 13-day physical remand in custody and ordered him to be re-presented on October 14.
It is to be remembered that NAB arrested Khurshid Shah on September 18 in a case of over-earning assets.