Accountability court indicts Sharjeel Memon in corruption reference

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KARACHI: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Thursday indicted Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case.
Memon and eleven others accused in the corruption reference were arrested by NAB in October last year.
NAB arrested PPP leader of Sharjeel Inam Memon from outside the Sindh High Court after his bail was rejected on October 23, The 13 accused persons, including Memon, pleaded not guilty to the corruption charges in court.
Lashing out at the apex anti-corruption organisation and the ruling party, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Memon alleged that NAB has dual standards.
“The then-interior minister Chaudhry Nisar added my name to the Exit Control List (ECL). He should also appeal to get his leader’s [Nawaz Sharif] name added to the list,” he said while speaking to journalists in the court premises.
He further said that the former finance minister Ishaq Dar fled the country yet his name was not added to the ECL.
In an apparent reference to Nawaz’s protocol, Memon stressed that the Chief Justice should take notice of the dual standards within the government ranks.
“These people appear in courts with VIP protocols. The chief justice should also take notice of this dual standard,” he said.

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