KARACHI: Central anti-corruption court on Wednesday issued a warrant for the arrest of Sindh Chief Minister’s daughter Naheed Durrani, Express News reported.
Express News correspondent Shakir Sultan reported that the arrest warrant was issued because Naheed Durrani failed to appear in court on multiple occasions during a case related to import-export in which the Federal Investigation Agency had nominated her as a witness.
The court has now ordered the FIA to arrest Durrani and present her in court on December 11.
Durrani, a CSS qualified officer, is said to be one of the most powerful bureaucrats in the present set-up, and has previously served as Secretary Education, Secretary Finance and Secretary Planning and Development for Sindh.
Clarification: Further probe in the matter relating to issuance of non- bailable warrants against Naheed Shah Durrani revealed she was a prosecution witness in the case and not one of the accused. The court had issued summons calling for filing of a security bond for ensuring her appearance on December 11, 2013. Durrani had appeared for recording her evidence on November 12, 2013 when she was called for the first time, and on this date the case was adjourned. Subsequently two dates of the hearing were fixed within the next 20 days and it was nonappearance on these two hearings that led to the calling for filing of a surety bond of Rs5,000.