PPP chief PKhursheed Shah speaks to media individuals in Sukkur on September 24, 2021. — PPI/File

The Supreme Court docket on Thursday accepted PPP chief  Khursheed Shah’s bail plea  in an property past means case, greater than two years after he was arrested.

The apex courtroom directed Shah to submit bail bonds price Rs10 million because the surety towards his bail.  Justice Umar Atta Bandial directed the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) to proceed its investigations however not hold the PPP chief completely in jail.

Shah was arrested by the anti-corruption watchdog’s Sukkur chapter on September 18, 2019.

Again in July 2021, the Sindh Excessive Court docket dismissed a petition in search of Shah’s request for bail.

Why was he arrested?

In keeping with the highest anti-corruption watchdog, Shah acquired property price some Rs700 million on the names of his frontmen allegedly by way of ill-gotten cash.

NAB’s prime officers probing the matter claimed to amass a number of essential information/recordsdata from the Sukkur district administration, the place income officers shared essential particulars, which led in the end to Shah’s arrest from Islamabad.

“We’ve acquired particulars of all property and property on Mr Shah, his household’s names and his front-men,” a senior NAB official had stated. The NAB official had claimed that Sukkur NAB workforce acquired entry to paperwork, which revealed that Shah by way of his buddy acquired New Taj Lodge, Shikarpur highway Sukkur, price Rs250 million.

A petroleum pump price some Rs90 million at Rohri Street within the identify of Qasim Shah (benamidar/frontman), one other NAB official claimed.

A bungalow within the identify of Pappu Mahar (benamidar/frontman) on authorities land was additionally allegedly constructed by Syed Khursheed by way of kickbacks, revealed a senior NAB official.

A lodge named Gulf Lodge was additionally constructed by the PPP stalwart in Rohri within the identify of (benamidar/frontman) the place cash was organized by way of kickbacks by the native contractors, the official added on situation of anonymity.

NAB officers additional claimed that Shah as MNA additionally misused his authority acquired large contracts for his companions and brokers together with M/s Umar Jan and Com, Nawab and Com, and so on in inside Sindh the place hundreds of thousands of rupees had been embezzled.

NAB can also be probing Khursheed’s properties, which had been positioned in Sukkur, Rohri and Karachi, NAB officers revealed. Mukesh Flour Mills, Glamour Bungalow, Junejo Flour Mills and 83 different properties are registered towards the names of Shah’s alleged frontman, Pehlaj Rai, they additional revealed.

Officers additional claimed that some 11 properties had been registered within the identify of one other frontman, Lado Mall, and 10 properties are registered within the identify of Hussain Soomro. Officers additional claimed that extra excessive profiles arrests are additionally anticipated in Sindh. These arrests would hyperlink to this case, they added. 

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