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NAB challenges Khursheed Shah’s release on bail

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday challenged the Sukkur accountability court’s verdict pertaining to granting of bail to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah in assets beyond income case.

The NAB stated that without hearing its prosecutor’s arguments, the accountability court acquitted Khursheed Shah which was against the law. The anti-graft watchdog stated that Shah was under remand and was being investigated. It asked SHC to declare the court’s verdict as null and void.

The accountability court on Tuesday granted bail to Shah against a surety bond of Rs5 million. However, he was released from NAB detention after three months on Wednesday.

Shah could not be released yesterday as his release orders were not issued due to end of the working hours of the court. As Accountability Court Judge Ameer Ali Mahesar went on leave on Wednesday, Shah reached the District and Sessions Judge Sukkur’s court in an ambulance to submit the surety bond and subsequently the court issued his release order.

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