SHC permits to remove name of Sharjeel Memon’s wife from ECL

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Sep, 2020. 01:02 pm
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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has granted permission to remove the name of Pakistan Peoples Party PPP leader Sharjeel Inam Memon’s wife Sadaf Sharjeel from the Exit Control List.

According to the details, Sharjeel Inam Memon’s wife petitioned the Sindh High Court SHC on Monday to have her name removed from the Exit Control List after which her plea was accepted.

She is being investigated in the corruption case against her husband.

Justice KK Agha noted that Sadaf Sharjeel was not the main suspect in the case and had not been indicted.

He ordered her name to be removed from the ECL and for her to be allowed to travel abroad from September 22 to October 2.

Sadaf said that she has a business in Dubai. Before getting bail in the case, she was residing in Dubai, she said, which is why she needs to keep traveling abroad.

Another reason for her to travel abroad was that her son was studying in the UK.

Sharjeel Memon Granted Bail

Let it be known that The Sindh High Court SHC on August 20 confirmed the interim protective bail to Sharjeel Inam Memon and others in a case pertaining to assets beyond known sources of income but directed the ministry of interior to place their names on the exit control list.

Memon had filed a petition with the SHC for obtaining pre-arrest bail due to the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) investigation against him for allegedly having accumulated wealth through corrupt practices.

A NAB prosecutor submitted that Memon had accumulated wealth and assets worth Rs2.43 billion beyond his known sources of income and purchased properties on benamie persons and relatives’ names.

He sought dismissal of bail petitions as NAB had sufficient evidence to prove the guilt of the accused persons.

NAB to File Appeal against Bails

It is pertinent to mention here that NAB on September 18, decided to file appeals in courts against the bails granted to suspects after getting certified copies of bails from courts.

The decision was taken in a meeting of the NAB chaired by its Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal to review the performance of the NAB.

The meeting reviewed to date the progress in cases against Sharjeel Memon and others.

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