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Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani arrested by NAB

ISLAMABAD: Speaker Sindh Assembly has been nabbed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday in a case pertaining to assets beyond known income, ARY News reported.

As per details, officials of NAB’s Karachi division arrested the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader from the federal capital.

Following the arrest, the bureau presented the accused to an accountability court of Rawalpindi. The court has approved a transit remand of Durrani for three days.

As per a notification issued by the bureau, the NAB team will move Durrani to Karachi to proceed with the case in the metropolis.

The anti-graft watchdog had summoned the speaker multiple times for carrying out interrogation in the case, however, Durrani failed to comply with the order which led to his arrest by NAB today.

On July 20 last year, the anti-corruption body had ordered an inquiry on charges of corruption against the Sindh Assembly speaker.

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According to a NAB statement, three separate inquiries were initiated against Durrani.

One inquiry pertains to allegations of accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income by the PPP leader, while the second pertains to illegal appointments of 352 on government posts.

 

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