ISLAMABAD – On Friday, the Supreme Court (SC) ordered Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

According to reports, a three-judge panel of the Supreme Court, chaired by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard a petition filed by the PPP leader seeking pre-arrest bail.

Durrani’s lawyer asked the court to give his client bail so that he may appear in front of the appropriate trial court.

The petition was denied by the Supreme Court, and the accused was ordered to surrender to the agency. “We have to follow the law in this matter,” Justice Bandial stated.

Durrani voiced his expectation for justice from the Supreme Court at the time.

Previously, a team of NAB officials entered the speaker’s home following the refusal of his bail by the Sindh High Court (SHC), but were unable to capture him due to resistance from his guard.

It is worth noting that the NAB approved an investigation against Durrani in July 2018 over several charges of corruption.

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