Court extends Agha Siraj Durrani’s physical remand till April 12


KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday extended the physical remand of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani until April 12, in an assets beyond means case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had sought 15 days’ physical remand of Durrani for further questioning in the case.

Durrani told the court that the NAB officers are repeatedly asking him the same questions to which he has already replied. “They are not questioning me about any new matter,” he alleged.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers present outside the court premises welcomed the party leader when NAB officials brought Durrani in an armored vehicle to the court.

The NAB prosecutor said in court that evidence about the purchase of vehicles and property has been found. He claimed that the investigation has found evidence of money laundering against Agha Siraj Durrani.

He said no more questioning will be required from Durrani after the accused on bail will record their statements. NAB will inform the high court if the accused on bail will not cooperate with the investigation, the counsel further said.

He said the people who didn’t have a motorbike were holding millions of rupees bank accounts. The investigation is trying to collect substantial evidence against them, he added.

Talking to media, Durrani said that he will go to any forum for justice and said that he hopes for justice from the accountability court. The PPP leader said that he is imprisoned and is not being allowed to meet anyone.

Replying a question, he said any alliance between the MQM and the PTI would have no impact on the PPP government, which is ruling the province and it would remain in power.

He said “I will do what the law says,” adding that “nothing has come to surface in the NAB investigations as of yet.”