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SHC extends Sharjeel Memon’s bail till April 7

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Feb, 2020. 11:03 am
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Sharjeel Memon

SHC issues notices to Sharjeel Memon

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday extended bail of Sindh’s former minister and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Memon till April 7.

Sharjeel Memon and other accused appear before the court for the hearing.

Justice Umar Siyal rejected National Accountability Bureau’s reply over amendments in NAB law.

The petitioner Iqbal Kazmi requested the SHC to disqualify the PPP MPA for concealing facts of his properties and violating the Article 62 of the constitution.

“This is not the right answer over the amendments in NAB law”, Justice Umar Siyal said.

He said this to NAB’s counsel after submission of reply in the SHC.

On the objection, the NAB’s lawyer said they will submit complete report in another case on February 28.

The court after summoning the reply from DG NAB Karachi and Sukkur in the plea, extended Sharjeel Memon’s bail till April 7.

The accountability bureau arrested him in 2017 and remained in jail for 20 months.

References against Sharjeel Memon

The assets beyond means corruption reference accuses PPP leader Sharjeel Memon and others suspects of financial irregularities.

The reference also stated presence of records, which confirm charges of making assets beyond known sources of income by the suspects.

The accused persons are facing over Rs2.27 billion corruption charges.

Another reference against Memon is also under proceeding over his alleged involvement in corruption worth Rs5.75 billion.

Memon is accused of awarding government advertisements at exorbitant rates when he was Sindh’s information minister.

Sharjeel Memon, a Pakistani politician who remained Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from June 2008 to May 2018.

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