An accountability court in Sukkur on Saturday granted the National Accountability Bureau a 10-day remand of Pakistan People’s Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah in assets beyond means of income case.
The PPP stalwart had appeared before the court, following his arrest on Wednesday.
The accountability watchdog had requested for a 15-day remand of the veteran PPP leader.
Shah’s lawyer told the court his client arrest was political revenge. “NAB had been investigating Shah under the same accusations in 2014 as well,” he told the court, adding the court had quashed the inquiry against Shah back then even.
The court then inquired about Shah’s arrest papers and said it cannot grant the 15-day remand with Shah’s arrest papers being submitted. The court then granted 10-day remand to NAB and ordered Shah to be presented before the court on October 1. Shah was also granted medical facilities, food from home and meeting his family.
Khursheed, who was admitted to the Polyclinic for overnight after his health deteriorated, was discharged on Friday morning. According to sources, doctors conducted his medical tests and his blood pressure was found high. He was taken back to the NAB Rawalpindi, where he was kept until his shifting to Sukkur.
Answering a question about the case against him, he said the NAB should give him just 15 percent of Rs500 billion and keep the rest of the amount with it. “The amount they have accused me of is even bigger than the national budget,” he said. Asked about the NAB attitude towards him, Khursheed said it was in front of everyone. He did not reply to a volley of questions, saying he will not speak, as he was in custody but will definitely speak after the court’s remand.