Sharjeel corruption case: SC expresses ire over delay in inquiry

The official told the court that there was an embezzlement of Rs2 billion in the Rs5 billion ad campaign


Our Correspondent April 15, 2016

ISLAMABAD: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday heard the case of Evernew advertising firm’s owner, Inam Malik’s alleged embezzlement in Sindh government publicity campaign. Justice Amir Muslim Hani expressing strong reservations said why did NAB take five months to start inquiry of the case. The NAB investigation officer told the court that the then Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon was involved in the scam therefore special permission from the NAB chairman was necessary. The official told the court that there was an embezzlement of Rs2 billion in the Rs5 billion ad campaign. He further said three notices have been issued to the suspect to appear before the investigation panel, but he has not responded.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2016.

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