NAB directed to wrap up inquiry against Sharjeel Memon till Feb 23

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Jan, 2021. 10:57 am
NAB Sharjeel Memon

On Tuesday, Sindh High Court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete its inquiry against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon till February 23.

According to the details, the SHC bench during the case proceedings questioned about the status of the inquiry against the Sharjeel Memon.

The NAB prosecutor told the court that they are investigating against Memon in the illegal appointments made in the Sindh Information department and added that more time is required in its completion.

The court after extending the bail of Sharjeel Memon in the case and directed the NAB to complete its inquiry till February 23 and summoned a progress report.

Sharjeel Memon accused of hiring people illegally while serving as the Sindh information minister.

According to the NAB, Sharjeel Memon own more assets than his sources of income. NAB has filed a Rs 2.2 billion corruption reference against him. His wife and mother have been named in the case too.

NAB has also accused him of misusing the Rs 5.7 billion the information ministry paid to advertising agencies for awareness campaigns between 2013 and 2015. He was serving as Sindh’s information minister at the time.

Back in September 2020, the Sindh High Court granted permission to remove the name of Sharjeel Inam Memon’s wife Sadaf Sharjeel from the Exit Control List.

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

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.

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