Contempt of court proceedings against NAB: court reserves judgment on Sharjeel’s application

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Chief Justice takes notice of shifting of Sharjeel Memon from prison to hospital

KARACHI: An accountability court here reserved its verdict on the application of former information minister Sharjeel Memon seeking contempt of court proceedings against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials.
The former minister in his application appealed the court to kick off contempt of court proceedings against the country’s watchdog officials for arresting him from court premises.
The accountability judge after hearing arguments of the defence counsel and NAB prosecutor adjourned the hearing until January 18.
Defending the arrest of the PPP leader, a NAB prosecutor argued that the bureau arrested the suspects according to the law.
He said they didn’t arrest any suspect from courtroom as per laws.
If the suspects were arrested from the high court’s premises, how a subordinate court could take action in this regard, he argued.
If they had any grievance, they should approach the Sindh High Court, the prosecutor suggested.
Memon’s lawyer told the court that the prosecutor was distorting the facts.
He suggested that if the NAB officials were summoned to the dock, the truth would come out.

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