Court puts off indictment of Khursheed Shah in assets beyond means case

By: News Desk      Published: 04:48 PM, 5 Oct, 2020
Court puts off indictment of Khursheed Shah in assets beyond means case

An accountability court Monday adjourned the hearing of assets beyond means reference against People's Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah till Oct 12, reported 24NewsHD Tv channel.

The court had to frame charges against Khursheed Shah and other accused of the case in today's hearing but the matter put off until the next hearing.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed assets beyond means reference of Rs 1.23 billion against Syed Khursheed Shah and 17 co-accused including his two wives, sons and son in law Syed Awais Shah, who is also a Sindh minister.

During the hearing, NAB prosecutor Zubai Malik told the court that many new developments have emerged regarding the reference and the NAB should be given more time to make amendments to finalise the reference in this regard.

However, Khursheed Shah’s lawyer objected to the amendments and said after filing the reference no more amendments could be made to it.

After hearing the arguments, the court reserved the regarding the amendments in the reference and adjourned the hearing till Oct 12.

Khursheed Shah, who is admitted in NICVD Hospital of Sukkur, was brought to the court in an ambulance.

Talking to media Syed Khursheed Shah said the national economy has been in bad shape. The government should take steps to control price hike and ensure supply of electricity and natural gas on a cheaper price, he said.

"The government is following an old trick in which everyone had been labelled and issued certificates of the traitor," Shah said. "The trend was started from Fatima Jinnah, as she was also branded with the same label," PPP leader claimed.

"When they fail to resolve issues, they start these things," Khursheed Shah further said.

PPP leader said that the People's Party has given its blood for the democratic system, "The people are real heirs of this country, all of us are their servants," he said.

"We should not move towards fighting, we have to save Pakistan," he said. "The opposition and the government should sit on the table (over the issues)," he added.