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Assets case: NAB to produce Agha Siraj Durrani in court

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials will present Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in an accountability court in assets beyond means case today.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader will be produced in the court on completion of his physical remand.
In the previous hearing, the court had extended his remand until March 11 after NAB officials stated that his custody was required for further interrogation about several assets and properties.
The investigation officer in the case informed the court that transactions of more than Rs40 million had been made and the people whose names were on the pay orders also needed to be questioned.
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He said the amount was remitted from the account of a person, named Gulzar Ahmed, who has gone into hiding.
He said efforts were being made to arrest him.
The IO said that the speaker attended the Sindh Assembly session daily, which impeded the investigation process.
He said Durrani’s remand needed to be extended to complete investigation into his assets and properties.
Opposing the plea, his counsel Shahab Sarki stated that NAB had been provided the money trail and other documents in regard to his client’s properties, adding that the investigation was to be carried out on the basis these documents.