NAB takes Agha Siraj Durrani’s custody until March 1

02:18 PM | 21 Feb, 2019
NAB takes Agha Siraj Durrani’s custody until March 1
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KARACHI – An accountability court in Sindh capital city has remanded Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani into the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) custody until March 1.

The leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was produced by the anti-corruption bureau before the court in Karachi on Thursday. NAB authorities appealed the court to grant a 14-day physical remand of the 65-year-old, arguing that matter was "at the inquiry stage".

Senior party leaders, including Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani, Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, were also at court.

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Durrani was arrested by the anti-corruption watchdog from Islamabad on Wednesday allegedly for having assets beyond means and funds embezzlement.

His lawyer said that his client's "house had been raided" by NAB officials. He also accused the officials of "misbehaving with the women".