Sharjeel Memon case: Advised bed rest, cannot come to court: lawyer

Memon sought one-month extension in protective bail which was granted to him in two corruption references


Our Correspondent February 22, 2017
Sharjeel Memon. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Tuesday intimation notices to the National Accountability Bureau's special prosecutor and the deputy attorney general on a miscellaneous application moved by the self-exiled Pakistan Peoples Party leader, Sharjeel Inam Memon, seeking extension of protective bail in corruption cases.

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Headed by Justice Syed Muhammad Farooq Shah, a two-judge bench called comments from them by February 24. Memon, the former provincial information minister, sought one-month extension in protective bail which was granted to him in two corruption references filed by the national anti-graft watchdog, but it had expired due to his failure to surrender before the accountability court in Karachi.

On Tuesday, advocate Faiz H Shah informed the two judges that the court had extended bail to Memon on different occasions and lately directed him to surrender before the trial court on February 8.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2017.

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