Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah will appear before NAB in fake accounts case on March 25, Monday.
NAB had issued notices to him in the case to appear on March 26. Murad Ali Shah, however, had requested if he could appear a day earlier. His request has been approved.
The PPP leader has been summoned with the complete record of Thatta and Dadu sugar mills at NAB’s Old Headquarters.
He has also asked security while appearing before the accountability bureau.
The Supreme Court had formed an investigation team to probe the fake accounts case. The team submitted a report in which it named 172 people, including former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister MNA Faryal Talpur and son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Excise Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla, former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, former Sindh home minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Sheikh and Ali Nawaz Mehar, a former minister of state for industries.
On January 7, the Supreme Court sent the fake accounts case to NAB and told it to wrap up the investigation in two months. The court had earlier said that the references should be filed in Rawalpindi, not Karachi. The matter was taken up by the court over the delay in a 2015 Federal Investigation Agency probe into money laundering via fake bank accounts.