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Court grants NAB 10-day extension in Agha Siraj Durrani’s remand


NAB has been granted a 10-day extension in the remand of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.

During a hearing of the assets beyond known means of income case against him in Karachi on Thursday, the NAB prosecutor said they haven’t had much time to interrogate the speaker.

He wakes up every day at 12pm, has breakfast, reads the paper and is then off to the assembly. We aren’t getting a chance to interrogate him, he claimed, asking for a 15-day extension in his remand.

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However, Durrani said the NAB prosecutor was fabricating facts. I wake up at Fajr every day, he claimed.

When the court asked whether he is being abused in NAB custody, Durrani replied that he is kept in a small air-less cell, which was tantamount to abuse.

But the NAB prosecutor said an air conditioner had been installed in his cell and that he was given a lot of facilities.

The court has summoned a progress report at the next hearing.

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