Politicians in Sindh fall ill and shift to hospital from jail: CJP Saqib Nisar

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Sharjeel Memon-CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday remarked that in Sindh, all politicians fell ill and got shifted from the jail to a hospital.
The chief justice’s remarks came as he heard cases at the Supreme Court. The chief justice said he knows fully well under whose supervision samples were changed of alcohol bottles seized from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon’s hospital room.
During the hearing, Sindh chief secretary noted that a report on the contents of the bottles seemed ‘suspicious’.
“It seems that the report has been tampered with,” the Sindh chief secretary said while adding that CCTV footage is available of the hospital and Memon’s room which had been declared sub-jail.
“We will submit a report after looking into the matter,” he said.
To this, Justice Nisar said, “I had not called for an examination of the contents of the bottles found from Memon’s room.”
The chief justice further said that he “saw no bottle of honey” in the former Sindh information minister’s room.
He continued, “Memon never denied that there was alcohol in the bottles, he just said there were not his.”
Further, during the hearing of another case, the CJP also spoke about his surprise visit to Memon’s hospital room and said, “There has been a hue and cry over my visit.” “Just go and visit that room it is like a presidential suite,” he added.
Justice Nisar further clarified, “I had not intended to seize alcohol and if I wanted to conduct an inquiry, I would have sent the samples for testing myself and would have gotten the suspects arrested then.”
“We know fully well who changed the samples,” he added.
Justice Nisar on Saturday made a surprise visit to rooms of political prisoners in three hospitals in Karachi, including Memon’s hospital room.
During the CJP’s visit, three bottles were found from the PPP leader’s room and were sent for testing.
However, on Monday a test report by Chief Chemical Examiner, Dr Zahid Ansari, revealed that the bottles did not contain alcohol.
According to the report, one of the bottles contained honey and the other cooking oil.

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