NAB challenges verdict of bail for PPP leader

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a petition in the Sindh High Court challenging a Sukkur accountability court’s decision to grant PPP leader Khursheed Shah’s bail in an assets case.
The court had approved Tuesday Shah’s bail plea against Rs5 million surety bond.
NAB claims that the court granted bail without hearing prosecution’s arguments, adding that it is against the law. It urged the Sindh High Court to nullify the accountability court’s judgment.
The district and sessions judge on Wednesday turned down a request made on behalf of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior politician Khursheed Shah for submission of his surety bonds for his release after Sukkur’s accountability court yesterday approved his bail application in the assets beyond means case.
The judge directed the Shah’s defense counsel to approach the accountability court tomorrow for this purpose when today the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court that Khursheed Shah’s bail approval has been challenged by the bureau with the Sindh High Court (SHC). – NNI