KARACHI: A group of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) officers left Wednesday night time after spending no less than seven hours on the residence of Sindh Meeting Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, who was arrested earlier within the day.
Durrani, who was below investigation in three circumstances pertaining to unlawful appointments, accumulating belongings past means, and embezzlement of funds, was arrested from a personal resort in Islamabad and brought to the NAB workplace in Rawalpindi and a three-day transit remand secured for him.
In line with the household of Durrani, a frontrunner of the Pakistan Peoples Occasion (PPP), NAB officers took with them a number of paperwork and information following the raid they performed on Wednesday. In all, they took three containers’ price of things and papers.
The officers carried out a radical search of the places of work, rooms, and even loos within the PPP chief’s home.
Earlier, whereas presenting him earlier than an accountability court docket to hunt a seven-day transit remand, NAB officers had stated: “The related authority issued Durrani’s arrest warrants and references towards him are ongoing in Karachi.”
When the court docket refused to grant seven-day transit remand, they’d stated: “We are going to take him to Karachi right this moment or tomorrow and requested for extra time owing to unhealthy climate.”
Durrani had then informed the court docket: “I used to be scheduled to depart for Karachi at 7PM right this moment.”
Sources had stated: “The choice to arrest Durrani was taken throughout a gathering wherein NAB officers had been knowledgeable that the PPP chief is presently in Islamabad.”
Later within the day, nevertheless, Durrani was taken from Islamabad airport to Karachi. The Sindh Meeting speaker was shifted to a NAB workplace within the metropolis, with stringent safety measures in place.