SHC again rejects Khursheed Shah’s bail application
The Sindh High Court Tuesday once again rejected the bail application of PPP leader Khursheed Shah, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Sindh High Court has once again set aside the bail application of the senior leader of the PPP, Khursheed Shah. Mr Shah has been in jail for one year and 11 months. He was arrested on Sept 18, 2019.
The Sindh High Court ordered the trial court to dispose of his case immediately.
The special bench of the SHC has heard Mr Shah’s bail plea once again on the order of the Supreme Court. The Sindh High Court, Sukkur bench, had already rejected Mr Shah’s bail application.
Last month, Mr Shah’s counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan told the Supreme Court that NAB found nothing against his petitioner. He was of the view that NAB should get permission from the court before launching a probe against his client.
The SC judge, Justice Tariq said that bails in NAB cases could only be granted if the point of hardship was raised in the high court as it could not be raised in the Supreme Court.
The judge asked counsel Makhdoom whether he had raised hardship point in the high court.
The counsel said the point of hardship was not raised in the high court as the arrest period of Mr Shah was less than two years at the time of their case hearing in the high court. He said the two years period of Mr Shah in jail would be completed in September this year.
The counsel said that NAB failed to prove any charge of abuse of power against Mr Shah.
The judge remarked that the trial court could itself frame.
However, the apex court referred Mr Shah’s bail case back to the Sindh High Court.
Reporter Bilal Ahmad