NAB chairman dismisses claims of injustice in Sharjeel Memon arrest

Published: October 26, 2017

Dismissing criticism by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders over the arrest of Sharjeel Inam Memon by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials, chairman of the anti-graft watchdog Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has said the notion of any injustice was not correct as the arrest was made on court’s orders.

The NAB chairman expressed the resolve for an indiscriminate and across the board accountability process in the country, which, according to him, will be carried out according to the law, Express News reported on Thursday.

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“The fact that corruption reference against Sharjeel Memon was being heard by an authorised court and his arrest was also made on the basis of warrants issued by the accountability court, should be considered,” he said.

On Monday, the former Sindh minister was arrested by graft buster officials after playing hide-and-seek for over six hours in and outside the Sindh High Court, which had cancelled his interim pre-arrest bail and ordered NAB to arrest him, along with 11 co-accused in Rs5.76 billion government advertisements graft scam.

Terming the arrest as a big stain on NAB, Opposition Leader in the National Asembly Syed Khursheed Shah said whatever happened with Sharjeel was a big question mark over impartiality of the Bureau and other state institutions.

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