Islamabad, 14June: An accountability court sent MPA Farrukh Shah, son of Pakistan Peoples Party ‘s MNA Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah to jail on judicial remand in the assets-beyond-means case.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Farrukh Shah, Sindh lawmaker, who surrendered himself on the orders of the local court was presented before the court.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials requested the court for two weeks’ remand, while the Accountability Court rejecting the plea sent the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to jail on judicial remand.
The court ordered the NAB officials to present Farrukh Shah before court tomorrow.
Farrukh had surrendered himself before the accountability court in Sukkur in assets beyond income case.
A member of provincial assembly (MPA) Farrukh Shah, the son of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah has been among 18 accused in 1.23 billion rupees accountability reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Farrukh had filed a bail petition in the Supreme Court. The top court had directed him to surrender within three days besides assuring his presence in the hearing of assets beyond income reference.
Leader of PPP Khursheed Shah has spent 21 months in detention after being arrested by the anti-corruption watchdog’s (NAB) Sukkur chapter on September 18, 2019.
Read more: FO rejects claims about sending mangoes
Remember, FO (Foreign Office) Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry on Sunday rejected claims that Pakistan is sending mangoes to foreign dignitaries as gifts and dismissed related media reports as “factually incorrect and misleading.”
“We have seen media reports regarding the dispatch of Pakistani mangoes last week as a gift to some foreign dignitaries. We reject these reports as factually incorrect and misleading,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Foreign Office(FO) Spokesperson said a section of the Indian media had carried wrong and irresponsible reports, adding that every year, the President of Pakistan sent high-quality mangoes as a gift to selected countries as part of goodwill and to promote trade diplomacy efforts.