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Agha Siraj Durrani files bail plea in SHC

Agha Siraj Durrani files bail plea in SHC

KARACHI: Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has filed a petition in Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking bail in embezzlement of public funds and illegal appointments in government departments cases.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials from Islamabad in February this year. The Sindh Assembly speaker pleaded to the court that his arrest was illegal as it was done in violation of law.

He also prayed the court to scrap the NAB inquiry against him. Durrani made chairman NAB respondent in petition as well.

Earlier, the accountability court had extended physical remand of Mr Durrani in a corruption case till April 12.