SUKKUR: PPP leader and former opposition leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah was released from jail on Saturday as he was behind bars for more than two years in an assets case.
The PPP leader was released by an accountability court after the Supreme Court upheld his bail order – which was issued two days ago.
Shah’s son had filed a bail bond of Rs 10 million in the accountability court against his father’s bail. After his release from Sukkur Central Jail, the PPP workers gave a warm welcome to the Quaid.
Shah was arrested by the Sukkur Chapter of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on September 18, 2019.
In July 2021, the Sindh High Court rejected Shah’s bail application.
Although the Supreme Court granted bail to Shah, it asked the anti-corruption watchdog to continue investigating the case.
Addressing party workers after arriving at his residence, Shah said he had been behind bars for two years, and it was a test for him. But despite imprisoning me, they could not prove anything.
“I was thrown behind bars because I loved people,” he said.
“There were conspiracies against me. […] An attempt was made to separate me from the PPP.