SC asks Khurshid to go back to HC for ‘bail’


A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC), headed by Justice Mushir Alam, on Thursday heard the bail petition filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah.

During the hearing Khurshid’s lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had closed the inquiry against his client in 2014, and that all tax returns filed by him were on record.

Justice Sardar Tariq, on the occasion, remarked that the point that had not been raised during hearing in a high court could not be raised in the SC as well.

When Justice Mushir Alam inquired from Khurshid’s counsel as to when the reference had been filed against his client and when he was arrested, the lawyer replied that the reference had been filed on November 18, 2019 while the arrest had been made two months earlier on September 18, 2019.—INP

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