FIA gets time to submit reply on Sharjeel Memon's petition 1

ISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday granted more time to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for submitting its reply on incarcerated Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon’s petition seeking removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported.

A high court bench adjourned the case for an indefinite period after FIA sought time to file its response in the case.

Last year in September, Memon made headlines when former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar raided his  room in Dr Ziauddin Hospital where and found liquor.

On Oct 23, 2017, the former provincial information minister was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after his bail plea was rejected in a corruption case pertaining to the award of advertisements at inflated rates by misusing his power.

Almost four months after Memon’s arrest, he was indicted last year in February along with former information secretary of Sindh Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani and 13 others in the aforementioned corruption reference. According to the reference, Memon and the suspected persons have been accused of awarding contracts in violation of the law at exorbitant rates.

The PPP leader had returned to Pakistan in March, 2017 to face charges of misappropriation and corruption.

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