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High-level committee to probe recovery of liquor from Sharjeel’s hospital room

KARACHI: Inspector General of Sindh police Amjad Javed Saleemi has set up a high-level committee to probe recovery of three bottles of liquor from former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon’s room in Ziauddin Hospital, ARY News reported.

Sources say a committee headed by DIG South Javed Akhtar and comprised of SP Investigation South and SP East will look into the matter and submit its report within a week.

Yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar paid a surprise visit to Ziauddin Hospital where he found three bottles of liquor in the room of the incarcerated PPP leader.

Subsequently, Memon was shifted to Central Jail, Karachi and a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against him.

The Boat Basin police registered the case against Memon, his driver and two servants under Section 4 (possessing or owing intoxicant) of the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order. 1979.

The Section 4 reads: “Whoever owns, possesses or keeps in his custody any intoxicant shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term, which may extend to two years, or with whipping not exceeding thirty stripes, and shall also be liable to fine.”

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