Pakistan

Court declares govt official ‘proclaimed offender’ in corruption reference hearing

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday declared a Sindh government official Aneeta Baloch as proclaimed offender during the hearing of corruption references against Sindh’s former home minister Sharjeel Memon, ARY News reported.

The court hearing the corruption references worth Rs. five billion against the former minister and other accused, filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The court had earlier issued non-bailable arrest warrant against former deputy secretary of the information department, Anita Baloch, in the corruption reference. Baloch is a co-accused in the case.

The investigation officers pleaded the court to declare Baloch a proclaimed offender.

The court, after hearing the arguments of the investigation officer, declared Baloch a proclaimed offender in the case and adjourned the hearing of the reference till 7th January 2017.

Sindh High Court (SHC) had granted bail to Sharjeel Memon till 26th December 2016

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