A Karachi accountability court has given exemption to Sindh Assembly Speaker and PPP leader Agha Siraj Durrani and his family from appearing before the court for hearings on assets beyond income case.
The suspects had lodged a petition in court, requesting exemption from hearings due to coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan.
On Tuesday, the court accepted his plea and adjourned the case until April 29. Durrani, his wife, three daughters and a son are charged with acquiring assets in excess of their profits. They are currently on trial.
In May last year, NAB had filed a complaint against them.
On Oct 12, an accountability court in Karachi had issued non-bailable warrants for 13 suspects, including members of Durrani’s family, in a case pertaining to assets beyond means.
The Pakistan Peoples Party leader and others — including his wife Naheed Durrani, his son Agha Shahbaz Durrani and four daughters — are suspected of illegally accumulating assets worth more than 1.6 billion rupees.