Corruption reference: Khursheed Shah appears in the Accountability Court


SUKKUR: Syed Khursheed Shah, a senior leader of the Pakistani People’s Party (PPP) and a former opposition leader of the National Assembly, was born Tuesday in the court of account of the Sukkur corruption case.

According to detailed information, Shah’s wife, son, and cousin also participated in the handling of the complaint filed by the National Accountability Board (NAB) against 18 defendants.

Earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) suspended its decision to release the bail possession of Khursheed Shah, which exceeded the income case until the next hearing.

A special tribunal, consisting of Justice Naimatura Purporto and Judge Kadim Hussein Tunio, filed the case and postponed the bail of the former opposition leader of the National Assembly.

On December 12, the responsible court had left bail to Syed Khursheed Shah to the despicable case.

On December 10, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the case against Shah.

In this context, the anti-corruption watchdog has written to the president of the Federal Revenue Service (FBR), the director general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) (DG) and the president of the Pakistan Securities Exchange Company (SECP).

On September 18, NAB arrested Syed Khursheed Shah, a senior leader of PPP, in a case he called a financially strong case. A short handwritten statement issued by NAB Islamabad said: “NAB Sukkur arrested Syed Khursheed Shah and the means involved exceeded the means.”

NAB investigates multiple corruption cases against Shah. In 2012, an accountability court requested the National Bank to prosecute him for allegations that he had collected illegal assets.

In 2013, the NAB reopened two corruption cases against Shah in accordance with instructions from the Lahore Supreme Court.

In July of this year, NAB President Javed Iqbal approved nine investigations aimed at various people, including Shah.

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