Former CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah files request seeking pre-arrest bail

All cooperation would be extended to the anti-graft watchdog in the investigation, says Shah in request to SHC


News Desk November 13, 2018
All cooperation would be extended to the anti graft watch dog in the investigations, request states. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Former chief minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah filed a request at the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking pre-arrest bail on Tuesday, Express News reported.

The request submitted to the court stated that Shah "held no reservations over the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) investigation against him," and cooperation would be extended to the anti-graft watchdog during the investigation process, hence a pre-arrest bail should be granted to him.

Corruption will not be tolerated: NAB DG

NAB is investigating the former provincial chief executive and various other individuals. Earlier, Shah also received a notice from NAB regarding the investigation.

Earlier in October, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the PPP will resist any move by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to start political victimisation in the name of accountability.

“We also support the accountability process; but political victimisation under its garb is not tolerable. Khan sahib is behaving as if he is still in opposition,” Bilawal said while speaking to media after co-chairing a party meeting along with the PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari.

PPP to resist political victimisation: Bilawal

The meeting, which was convened at the residence of PPP MNA Naveed Qamar, was attended by senior party leaders, including Khursheed Shah, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Nayyar Bukhari, Sherry Rehman, Farooq H Naek, Murad Ali Shah, Faryal Talpur, Chaudhry Manzoor and Nisar Khuhro.

“What can we say when the prime minister is threatening the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take action merely for victimising opponents,” the PPP chief added.

“The recent actions of NAB and the FIA have set the alarm bells ringing in the party. The arrest of the PPP leaders who are facing money laundering and corruption charges and an inquiry into the 10-year record of the Sindh government were the main agenda of the meeting,” a source said.

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