National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur on Monday issued a summon order to brother of PPP senior leader Khursheed Shah, Ali Nawaz Shah who had passed away eight years ago in assets beyond income case. The anti-corruption watchdog has sent a notice to a deceased person who had passed away to appear before investigators today (Tuesday).
A call-up notice has also been issued to Khursheed Shah to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed on the instructions of Chairman NAB. The NAB Sukkur has also called a later person Abdul Fatah Andhar who has died seven years ago.
Provincial minister Awais Qadir Shah and Farrukh Shah MPA had been among 18 accused including Khursheed Shah, facing graft charges in a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Khursheed Shah who has been ailing and admitted at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Sukkur was brought to the court for hearing in an ambulance under stringent security measures. Seventeen accused including Awais Qadir Shah and Farrukh Shah were also present during the court hearing.
Later, the accountability court’s judge Ameer Ali Mahesar adjourned the hearing until March 09. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had also nominated two wives, two sons and son-in-law of Khursheed Shah in the reference. The accountability court had granted bail to Shah in December after the accountability bureau’s delay in filing reference against him.—INP