Khursheed Shah’s remand extended till Oct 14


SUKKUR: An accountability court on Tuesday extended the remand of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah till October 14 in a case pertaining to accumulating assets beyond means.

Shah, who is currently in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), appeared before the court following the completion of his earlier remand.

The accountability watchdog had requested for a 15-day extension in the remand, however, the court gave a 13-day extension.

The Bureau arrested Shah on Sept 18 in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means.

Multiple corruption cases against Shah are under investigation with NAB. In 2012, an accountability court had directed NAB to file a reference against him on a complaint pertaining to the alleged accumulation of illegitimate assets.

In 2013, NAB had reopened two corruption cases against Shah under the directives of the Lahore High Court.

In July this year, NAB Chairman retired justice Javed Iqbal had approved nine inquiries against different personalities, including Shah.