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Accountability Court issues release order of Khursheed Shah

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SUKKUR: Accountability Court Sukkur on Saturday issued release order of former opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, ARY News reported.

Khursheed Shah, who was brought to the court was sent back to the jail. His counsels and son went to the Central Jail Sukkur along with his release order.

A large number of party workers were gathered outside the jail to receive Shah on his release from the prison.

The apex court had approved the post-arrest bail of Shah on Thursday in a case related to accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income.

He was required to furnish surety bonds worth Rs10 million to secure the bail.

A bench of the apex court comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah had accepted the bail petition of Khursheed Shah.

The bench also directed NAB to continue its inquiry into the case, observing that there was no justification to keep the veteran politician behind the bars.

The court also ordered to keep the name of Shah in the exit control list (ECL).

Syed Khursheed Shah, a stalwart of Pakistan People’s Party, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in September 2019 on graft charges.

The PPP leader, his two sons and wives are among 18 indicted in Rs1.24 billion assets beyond means NAB reference.

Shah spent over two years in detention after being arrested by the National Accountability Bureau’s Sukkur chapter on September 18, 2019.

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