Assets beyond means: NAB arrests PPP leader Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested on Wednesday Pakistan Peoples Party’s senior leader Khursheed Shah in Islamabad.

According to a brief statement issued by the accountability watchdog, he was taken into custody by the bureau’s Sukkur chapter in an assets beyond means case.

NAB arrested senior PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means.

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The senior leader will be presented before an accountability court in Sukkur, his home town, on Thursday, the communque added.



PPP Senator Sherry Rehman termed Shah’s arrest a contravention of rule of law in the country, saying, “We condemn what is going on in Kashmir but what about the rule of law here.”

She questioned why the PPP leader was taken into custody during a National Assembly session without the speaker being taken into confidence.

The senator deemed the arrest as the government’s ploy to further its vested interests.

Born in 1952, Shah has represented PPP both as an MPA and MNA. He studied at Sukkur’s Islamia College and obtained the degrees of MA and LLB.

He has remained a part of the federal cabinet several times, and enjoys an influential position in the party.

With additional input from News Desk

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