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Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has been sent on a 10-day judicial remand by an accountability court on Tuesday.
Memon was arrested by National Accountability Bureau [NAB] officials on Monday after over six hours of running back-and-forth inside and outside the Sindh High Court.
The Asif Zardari aide’s doomed game of ‘catch me if you can’ started after an SHC bench cancelled the bail granted to Memon and 11 others.
A NAB investigation has revealed that Memon had given advertising agencies permissions to run advertisement campaigns in blatant violation of the law
Some advertising companies, close to the minister, were given advertisements without inviting tenders which is a prerequisite. All official guidelines as well as the official per minute rates for both television (TV) and radio ads were ignored in the process.
Sharjeel, by overstepping his boundaries, also approved a media plan proposed by advertising agencies without even investigating it first. Later, the former minister with the help of Information Secretary Zulfikar Ali Shalwani and other officials used back-dated documents to legalise the approval.