NAB case hearing against Shah adjourned till Feb 18

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SUKKUR: The Accountability Court (AC) in Sukkur on Monday adjourned hearing into Rs 1.23 billion scam involving Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah till February 18 as he appeared before the court Monday.
The hearing of the accountability court Sukkur bench was adjourned for February 18 and the court directed to present all accused in the case including the PPP leader on the day.
The former opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah was brought to the court on an ambulance from National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Sukkur, where he is currently being treated for various illnesses during NAB custody.
Talking to media after the court proceedings, Shah lamented the incumbent leaders for an unprecedented hike in the prices of commodities and asked as to who is working from behind to increase rates of basic food items.
He said that the authorities were creating hurdles in replacing an Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Sindh province but replaced around four within the same period in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces. “Why there are two laws for two separate areas of the country?” he asked.
To a question about his release on bail, Shah said that he believes that justice would be served in his case.
On January 29, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has adjourned the hearing of bail petition filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah and others in assets beyond income case till February 10.
A double bench of SHC heard the bail petition filed by Khursheed Shah and other persons nominated in the assets beyond income case. All of the nominees except Khursheed Shah had sought pre-arrest bail in the case related to corruption of R1.23 billion. – NNI