KARACHI: A staff of Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) officers searched the Karachi residence of Sindh Meeting Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, who was arrested on Wednesday, for seven hours.
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 lodge in Islamabad and brought to the NAB workplace in Rawalpindi. NAB officers then secured a three-day transit remand of the Pakistan Peoples Celebration (PPP) chief.
In accordance with Durrani’s household, NAB officers carried out a raid at their residence in Karachi on Wednesday evening and took with them a number of paperwork and recordsdata. In all, they took three containers’ value of things and papers, the household mentioned.
The officers carried out a radical search of the workplaces, rooms, and even loos within the PPP chief’s home.
Earlier, whereas presenting him earlier than an accountability courtroom to hunt a seven-day transit remand, NAB officers had mentioned: “The related authority issued Durrani’s arrest warrants and references in opposition to him are ongoing in Karachi.”
When the courtroom refused to grant seven-day transit remand, they’d mentioned: “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 instructed the courtroom: “I used to be scheduled to depart for Karachi at 7PM right this moment.”
Sources had mentioned: “The choice to arrest Durrani was taken throughout a gathering wherein NAB officers have been knowledgeable that the PPP chief is at the moment 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.