NAB arrests Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani

NAB arrests Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani

Islamabad (Staff Report): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in a case pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed all the review petitions filed by the Pakistan Peoples Party in the fake accounts case.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Faisal Arbab and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the review petition filed by Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, challenging the apex court’s directives in the suo motu case pertaining to money laundering of billions through fictitious bank accounts.

After hearing the case for about four hours, the top court rejected the petitions.

Zardari’s counsel, Advocate Latif Khosa, filed a separate plea on the former president’s behalf for constitution of a larger bench.

The former president had requested the top court to bar FIA from running a ‘parallel inquiry’ into the money laundering case as the National Accountability Bureau was already involved in the investigations.

“The court’s orders were being violated as the FIA was still continuing its investigation in the fake accounts case,” the petition stated.