Assets beyond means case: SC grants bail to Khursheed Shah

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Staff Reporter – Islamabad:

A Supreme Court bench on Thursday granted bail to Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, a former leader of opposition in the National Assembly.

A bench of the apex court comprised of Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah heard the case.

Syed Khursheed Shah, a stalwart of Pakistan People’s Party, was arrested by the anti-corruption watchdog’s Sukkur chapter on September 18, 2019, in the assets beyond known sources of income case.

The bench directed Shah to submit Rs 10 million surety bonds in the court.

The bench directed the NAB to continue its inquiry in the case adding that there was no justification to keep Khursheed Shah in jail.

The court also ordered to keep the name of Shah in the exit control list (ECL).

Back in July 2021, the Sindh High Court had dismissed a petition seeking Shah’s request for bail.

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