Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered National accountability Bureau (NAB) to file reference against Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in accountability court by 11th of next month. The court was hearing bail application of Agha Siraj Durrani, his brother Agha Durrani and other accused in Karachi on Wednesday (May 29).
Investigation officer NAB informed the court that NAB chairman has accorded approval for lodging reference against Agha Siraj Durrani and other accused and reference will be filed tomorrow. The investigative officer further told the court that “We have traced 35 cars and properties worth millions owned by the accused. Durrani used his powers for illegal appointments, accumulating assets beyond means and embezzlement of funds.”
“How can we hear the bail petition if nothing has been brought forward,” the Sindh High Court chief justice remarked. “On what basis will we give a verdict? Once the reference has been filed, we will hear it.”
The court then ordered the accountability watchdog to file a reference and by June 11 and to present a report.
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27 September, 2019