KARACHI: An accountability court on Tuesday sent former information minister of Sindh Sharjeel Inam Memon to prison on judicial remand till Nov 4 in a case pertaining to alleged corruption of Rs5.76 billion in the provincial information department.
A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Memon before the court today in an armored personnel career amid tight security.
The NAB had taken Memon into its custody from outside the Sindh High Court’s main building after the court revoked his interim bail in a corruption reference.
Sharjeel Memon, flanked by his supporters and lawyers, took at least five hours to come out of the court premises as his lawyers advised him to surrender to the NAB team.
Sharjeel Memon, who had returned to Pakistan in March this year after concluding his two-year long self-imposed exile, is facing several charges of misappropriation and corruption.
A reference filed against him related to the alleged award of government advertisements at exorbitant rates, causing loss of more than Rs five billion to the national exchequer.
Another case related to his alleged role in getting the state land allotted and adjusted in 43 Dehs at throwaway prices for a property developer, depriving the public exchequer of billions of rupees in revenue.