ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar commented on the confiscation of alleged liquor bottles from PPP’s Sharjeel Inam memon’s hospital room, he said he was fully aware of the person who has changed the liquor bottles and replaced them with something else to save the troubled politician from the consequences.
The chief justice’s remarks came as he heard cases at the Supreme Court.
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 they were not his.”
“In Sindh, all politicians fall ill and get shifted from the jail to a hospital,” the CJP remarked.
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.
Further, during the hearing of a third case, the CJP also spoke about his visit to the PPP leader’s room.
“I had heard that there is a presidential suite at Ziauddin Hospital where a top politician has been admitted,” the chief justice said.
“After my visit, honey and oil emerged from the bottles,” Justice Nisar remarked.
The chief justice further said, “We are not ones to run away and know how to get people to adhere to our decisions.”