Islamabad: 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 Supreme Court ordered the SHC to review the bail request within two months. The High Court shall make a decision taking into account the facts and evidence, and the bench composed of senior judges shall hear the request for bail.
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 in a hotel in Islamabad on February 20 and was taken to Karachi that night. On February 21, he was taken to the accountability court, which returned him for 14 days.