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Sattar’s case cannot be compared to Sharjeel Memon: CM Murad

KHAIRPUR: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said that the case of Muttahida Quami Movement – Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar cannot be compared with Sharjeel Memon.

The chief minister, while addressing journalists, reiterated that Farooq Sattar was not arrested but rather detained for questioning by police.

CM Murad advised Sattar to either receive pre-arrest bail or present himself in court, as he was an absconder and a court had called for his immediate arrest.

He said that Memon, unlike Sattar, has already received bail, and that they will accept the court’s decision on Memon.

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Former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon was briefly arrested at Islamabad airport upon arrival on Sunday. He was released after questioning for several hours by the National Accountability Bureau. He is facing corruption references worth five billion ruppees.

Sattar was arrested on Friday in Karachi and was released after questioning by police. They circumstances leading to his arrest and release are still shrouded in mystery.

CM Sindh further said that the Sindh government believes in an independent media and the rights of journalists. He said that the Sindh govt has opened two thousand schools across the province and is making efforts to reopen further schools.

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