The Sindh High Court on Thursday granted protective bail to former provincial minister for local government Jam Khan Shoro .

Earlier today, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader had approached the SHC for protective bail after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued his arrest warrants for alleged corruption.

As a two-judge bench of the SHC took up the ex-minister's plea, his counsel said that the the anti-graft body wants to take his client into custody. "We were issued a call-up notice in June," he said.

To this, NAB officials said, "Shoro was involved in corruption in the allotment of plots in Karachi Development Authority."

The court then asked NAB officials, "If you have arrest warrants then will he be detained from the court premises?"

The SHC then granted protective bail to the ex-minister and asked him to furnish bail bonds worth Rs1 million.

Earlier today, NAB said that teams had been formed for the arrest of the PPP leader.

The NAB had initiated a probe against former Sindh minister in October 2017 for allegedly occupying government land.