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Court doubts ailments of Sharjeel Memon, seeks all medical reports

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday ordered the government lawyer to submit all medical reports of former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon, who was booked for keeping liquor under detention in a sub jail.

The accused requested for permanent exemption from appearing in the case, citing to be suffering from several diseases including blood pressure, backache and others.

The petitioner further stated, on the advice of the medical board the accused was undergoing treatment in a hospital.

The judicial magistrate issued a notice to government lawyer asking about the multiple health issues that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader has been suffering from.

“Is the accused is actually ill? or the petition is being submitted on the basis of lies,” the judicial magistrate observed while directing the lawyer to present all medical reports of Memon before the court.

Last month, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had conducted a ‘raid’ on a room of Dr Ziauddin Hospital in Clifton, which was declared a sub-jail by provincial authorities, where the PPP lawmaker Sharjeel Memon was admitted, and reportedly found two bottles of “liquor”.

Soon after the bottles were confiscated, the PPP leadership had insisted that the bottles did not contain alcohol but honey and olive oil.

The chemical report signed by Director of Laboratories and Chemical Examiner to the Government of Sindh Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari stated that one bottle contained honey while the other contained olive oil.

The Sar-e-Aam raid

Later, ARY News’ Sar-e-Aam team leader Iqrar-ul-Hassan conducted a raid on the government laboratory and found out that the lab doesn’t have the required apparatus or machinery to conduct chemical examination.

“This test was conducted in food section, from where a fake report was issued, the report says ash test and moisture test was conducted to determine that the liquid was honey. Turns out the lab doesn’t have the apparatus or facilities to conduct such tests,” said Iqrar-ul-Hassan.

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