Sharjeel Memon, others indicted in liquor recovery case

By: News Desk      Published: 05:50 PM, 25 Feb, 2020
Sharjeel Memon, others indicted in liquor recovery case

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon along with four other accused was indicted on Tuesday in recovery of liquor bottles case.

The PPP leader, his three servants – Shakar Din, Mushtaq Ali and Muhammad Jam , Central Jail, Karachi assistant superintendent Naseem Ahmed and Habib Ahmed have been named as accused in the case.

Sharjeel Memon and the other accused appeared in the court of Judicial Magistrate South. The court indicted Sharjeel Memon and others in the case. They, however, refused to accept the charges. Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the case till March 18 after summoning the witnesses.

On September 1, 2019, former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had paid a surprise visit to the Ziauddin Hospital where he found three bottles of liquor in the room of the PPP leader.

Subsequently, Memon was shifted to Central Jail, Karachi and a case was registered against him with the Karachi Darakshan Police.

Earlier on Jan 20, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued Sharjeel Memon’s arrest warrants in Roshan Sindh Programme case.

Justice Aamer Farooq Islamabad High Court (IHC) extended pre-arrest bail of Memon in the case till January 22.

The NAB will submit the arrest warrants in the court. The anti-graft watchdog body will also request to reject the bail of Sharjeel Memon in the court.