Sharjeel Memon finally arrested

Sharjeel Memon finally arrested

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During Monday’s hearing, Memon and other suspects appeared before the court and requested for grant of extension in bail but the SHC chief justice turned down their bail pleas.

The former provincial information minister who had returned from self-imposed exile in March this year, had obtained protective bail in April in connection with an inquiry initiated by the top graft buster.

Memon had fled the country in 2015 to Dubai after the anti-corruption watchdog launched a crackdown against corrupt political figures and bureaucrats as part of the Karachi operation.

The national anti-graft watchdog later filed a reference in the accountability court regarding the alleged corruption in the advertisements campaign of the provincial information department.

The prosecution alleged that being then provincial minister for information Memon was involved in corruption by running government awareness campaigns in the media on behalf of the provincial government.

Courtesy of Express Tribune

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