Sharjeel Memon granted bail by SHC in corruption case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday granted former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon bail in Rs5.76 billion corruption case and ordered his name be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).

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Verdict on Memon’s bail plea was reserved by the court in the previous hearing.

The court ordered Memon to submit Rs5 million as surety bond and ordered that his name be placed on the no-fly list in today’s hearing.

On October 2017, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had caught Memon after the SHC rejected his bail.

Memon along with 12 others is accused of corruption worth Rs5.76 billion in the award of advertisements of the Sindh government’s awareness campaigns in the electronic media.

The accountability watchdog said, “the accused persons jointly and severally in connivance with each other have been alleged for awarding the contracts to favour certain advertising agencies and to their own favour, in violation of relevant laws and rules and against exorbitant rates.”

The other accused in the case include bureaucrats, officials of the information department and members of private advertising agencies.

Memon claims the charges against him are politically stirred.

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