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NAB raids Agha Siraj Durrani’s residence seeking his arrest

The National Accountability Bureau on Wednesday raided the residence of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, seeking his arrest after the Sindh High Court rejected his plea for bail, along with requests filed by 10 other individuals.

Sources within NAB told, Durrani is wanted by NAB for allegedly owning assets beyond known sources of income.

A 16-page written verdict authored by Justice Iqbal Kalhoro was issued today.

According to the verdict, the speaker’s assets amount to Rs1.61 billion, whereas in 2018, they were Rs0.18 billion.

The judgment noted that none of his family members have ever held any political office.

NAB has alleged that Durrani bought property in the name of his children with illegal income, the judgment further observed.

The court said that in its eyes, the case is against the Sindh speaker and not his children.

Two special teams have been formed to take Durrani into custody.

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