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Khurram Sher Zaman asks Siraj Durrani to step down from his office

KARACHI: President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi Division Khurram Sher Zaman on Wednesday demanded resignation from Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, following his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau, ARY News reported.

“The speaker should step-down from his office until corruption reference probe against him is ongoing,” Zaman continued.

He relayed everyone is equal in the eyes of law and added even ministers of PTI set precedent by resigning from their respective offices to face investigations.

Durrani was taken into custody by the NAB from Islamabad, in a case related to accumulation of assets beyond known source of income.

Read more: Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani arrested by NAB

According to NAB’s notification, the senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will be shifted to the NAB’s Rawalpindi office.

On Feb 21, the NAB team will move Durrani to Karachi to present him before the court, the notification added.

The anti-graft watchdog had summoned the speaker several times to appear before the anti-graft watchdog body for 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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