ISLAMABAD: Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani could also be arrested from the Supreme Court’s premises after the courtroom ordered him to give up himself earlier than the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The apex courtroom’s orders got here on Friday in response to a petition filed by the PPP chief in opposition to bail cancellation in a corruption reference.
Durrani had approached the Supreme Court for pre-arrest bail in property past identified supply of revenue case.
After failing to get bail from the Sindh High Court (SHC), Durrani had filed a petition within the SC for pre-arrest bail within the NAB reference filed in opposition to him.
In the property case, Durrani has been accused of assigning properties value hundreds of thousands of rupees beneath the names of his servants, in addition to possessing costly autos.
During at present’s listening to, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah stated the SHC rejected the bail plea on benefit and the SC won’t hear the case earlier than the SHC order is applied.
“You should have been in jail when the high court cancelled the bail. Why didn’t you surrender yourself? Why do we give you special concession?”
The courtroom then ordered the PPP chief to first adjust to the order of the SHC and give up earlier than NAB, after which his case can be heard subsequent week.
The courtroom additionally rejected Durrani’s plea asking that he not be arrested from the courtroom premises.
His lawyer, Amir Naqvi, informed the bench that his shopper has surrendered earlier than the courtroom, on which Justice Umar Ata Bandial stated, “you should surrender before NAB, we had given you concession before, there’s a high court order against you.”
“The court will not interfere in NAB’s matter,” the decide stated.
The courtroom later adjourned the case until subsequent week.