PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s former chief minister’s special assistant Syed Masoom Shah was sent on a 12-day physical remand in custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Masoom Shah was arrested on August 11 in the capital for alleged corruption, accumulation of illegal assets and illegal transference of property.

NAB filed a plea seeking Shah’s physical remand which was accepted by the Accountability Court (AC).

Separately, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s former minister for minerals, Ziaullah Afridi was presented before court after a six-day remand expired. Afridi is alleged of corruption in as many as three cases including illegal mining in Abbottabad.

The court has extended Afridi’s physical remand by at least 13 days.