Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Khan talking to media during hearing at ACK.
KARACHI (ENNS/MD) An accountability court in here on Saturday issued non-bailable warrants for 13 fugitives, which includes members of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Khan Durrani’s family, in a reference against the speaker and others suspected of amassing assets worth over Rs1.61 billion through unlawful means.
The proceedings were adjourned till Oct 22.
Durrani, a senior leader of the PPP, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from an Islamabad hotel on February 20 this year for an investigation concerning an assets beyond means case.
During proceedings on Saturday, the court asked the investigating officer what steps had been taken against the fugitives and whether they had been served notices, to which the IO responded in the affirmative.
The court also ordered that the CNIC cards of all fugitives be blocked and their arrest warrants issued. Durrani’s wife, Naheed Durrani, his son, Agah Shahbaz Durrani and four daughters are among the 13 suspects for whom arrest warrants were issued.
It is pertinent to note that NAB after arresting politicians alleges them of massive corruption but over the passage of time could not prove the same.
Recently former provincial minister Jam Khan Shoro was given clean chit by NAB but initially he was not only alleged of massive corruption but media sections quoted NAB officials alleging Shoro.