SHC extends pre-arrest bail of former minister
KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday extended pre-arrest bail till 11th January granted to former local government minister Jam Khan Shoro in case pertaining to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry.
A two-member bench of the SHC heard the plea, seeking pre-arrest bail of former Sindh minister belonging to the ruling PPP.
The bench asked from the NAB prosecutor that where the documents regarding the meeting of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) were.
The NAB prosecutor told the court that they had said that there are signatures of Shoro on the minutes of meeting.
The bench remarked until the minutes of that meeting are presented before the court how it could approach to the realities.
The court directed the NAB prosecutor to submit the meeting minutes on next hearing and it also directed the Information Officer(IO) of the NAB to get preparation of its every question.
According to the NAB, three inquiries are in progress against Shoro.
The NAB had submitted its response on the plea challenging the inquiries. The court asked Shoro’s counsel to file comments on NAB’s response and extended the bail till December 22.
In 2017, Shoro transferred 62 government plots to his alleged frontman, OshakRahojo.
The former Karachi Development Authority (KDA) director-general Nasir Abbas has already been arrested in the same case.
The auction of the plots caused a loss of Rs180 million to the national exchequer.
Shoro is also accused of taking bribes through his front men in Malir District Municipal Corporation (DMC).
The NAB had claimed that former administrator of the DMC, Abdul Rasheed, and Muhammad Anwar are reportedly the front men for Shoro, who used to collect monthly bribes for him.
These men have already confessed to their crimes. The former minister is also accused to have illegally obtained 262 acres of agricultural land in DehKohistan in District Thatta.