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SC grants interim bail to Khursheed Shah’s son Farukh in assets case


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KARACHI, May 6 : Supreme Court (SC) Karachi registry on Wednesday has granted interim bail to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah’s son MPA Farukh Ahmed Shah in assets beyond income case.

According to details, the court has directed to submit surety bond worth Rs2 million for the bail.

Earlier, Sindh High Court (SHC) had rejected the bail pleas of Khursheed Shah and his son whereas other accused in the reference were given bails.
On Sept 18, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means.
“NAB Sukkur arrested Syed Khursheed Shah in the assets beyond means case,” a brief handwritten statement issued by NAB Islamabad said.

Multiple corruption cases against Shah are under investigation with NAB. In 2012, an accountability court had directed NAB to file a reference against him on a complaint pertaining to alleged accumulation of illegitimate assets.
In 2013, NAB had reopened two corruption cases against Shah under the directives of the Lahore High Court.
In July this year, NAB Chairman retired justice Javed Iqbal had approved nine inquiries against different personalities, including Shah.

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