KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday granted protective bail to former Local Government minister Jam Khan Shoro in connection with an inquiry being carried out against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

A two-judge bench headed by SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh approved bail for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader against a surety of Rs500,000.

Earlier on Thursday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) again issued arrest warrants for former Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro in illegal allotment case.

As per details, the anti-corruption watchdog has also written a letter to the Islamabad director general of immigration and requested him to prevent the former minister from going abroad.

It must be noted that the anti-graft body had initiated a probe against the Sindh local government minister in October 2017 for allegedly occupying government land.