Speaker of Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in front of the Supreme Court (SC) after his bail hearing, reports Geo Urdu.

Durrani was arrested for allegedly accumulating assets worth Rs1.6 billion through illegal means.

He approached the SC after Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected his bail in assets beyond means case.

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Earlier today, it was reported that the apex court ordered him to surrender before NAB.

During Durrani’s hearing, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah observed that the SHC rejected Durrani’s bail plea on the basis of merit.

“Supreme Court cannot conduct a hearing on this plea without the high court’s verdict,” he said.

SC ordered Durrani to turn himself in, saying: “First comply with the SHC’s order and surrender before NAB and then the court will conduct a hearing on this case next week.”

The apex court also rejected Durrani’s request to restrict NAB officials from arresting him from the courtroom.

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Justice Bandial, who was heading the hearing, directed Durrani to first surrender before NAB.

“We had given you concession earlier as well. There is a high court order against you. We will not interfere in NAB’s matter,” the judge stated.