KARACHI: An accountability court on Thursday extended the physical remand of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani for another 10 days on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi.
Durrani was produced before the court amid strict security.
As the hearing started, Durrani told the court that his family is being harassed but the court asked him to tell about himself.
Durrani told the court that he is being kept in a small room where light, newspapers, and television are not available. He said: “I am allowed to meet family; however, they (NAB) have apprehended my cook.”
The NAB prosecutor told the court that the cook was arrested because huge transactions were made into his bank account. He further told the court that last time the accused had complained after which an air conditioner was installed in his room. He wakes up at noon, has his breakfast and reads the newspaper,” he said.
The prosecutor pleaded the court for an extension of 15 days in Durrani’s physical remand. The court rejected NAB’s 15-day request and granted an extension of 10 days.
On February 20, NAB officials arrested Durrani from a hotel in Islamabad.
He was under investigation in three cases pertaining to illegal appointments, accumulating assets beyond means, and misappropriation of government funds.
NAB had initiated three separate inquiries against Durrani last year for allegedly owning assets beyond means, illegally recruiting 352 individuals on various government positions and embezzlement of funds for the construction of the MPA Hostel and construction of the new Sindh Assembly Building.
Talking to media persons outside the court, Durrani said he has hopes of getting justice frothe m court.