Pakistan

IHC grants protective bail to Sharjeel Memon

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, during bail plea hearing, granted protective bail to former Sindh minister and Pakistan Peoples’ Party Leader Sharjeel Memon for two weeks while directing him to deposit two million rupees as surety amount.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Athar Minallah heard the bail plea.

“It has been over two years that the accuse not faced any inquiry”, said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) lawyer during the hearing session.

NAB Lawyer further said that, Memon has been indicted in corruption charges by NAB.

However, the bench remarked that anyone surrendered before court, should be granted protective bail.

While talking to media Later, Memon’s lawyer said that former minister was under treatment abroad and came back to face the charges against him, adding that false cases have always been lodged against PPP workers.

Meanwhile, outside IHC while talking to media persons, former minister said that all the cases against him were filed in his absence.

“Chaudhry Nisar and company lodged fake corruption references against me”, he claimed.

It is pertinent to mention that Sharjeel Memon while arriving from Dubai to Islamabad was briefly taken into custody by NAB officials for interrogation.

 

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