Court orders formation of medical board to examine Sharjeel Memon’s health

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KARACHI : An accountability court on Wednesday directed the provincial authorities to form a medical board to examine the health of imprisoned former information minister Sharjeel Memon.

The accountability judge directed the home secretary to constitute the medical board to determine whether or not Memon can be treated at the Karachi Central Prison’s hospital.

Memon through his counsel moved an application seeking constitution of a medical board to examine his health.

When asked, the counsel said that he had no objection to the selection of any doctors for the purpose.

The NAB prosecutor, however, objected to the plea and said Memon is not suffering from any disease that cannot be treated at the jail’s medical facility.

On October 23, Memon was taken into custody along with other suspects from outside the Sindh High Court’s main building after the court revoked their interim bail in the corruption reference.

Sharjeel Memon, who had returned to Pakistan in March this year after his two-year-long self-imposed exile, is facing several charges of misappropriation and corruption.

A reference filed against him related to the alleged award of government advertisements at exorbitant rates, causing loss of more than Rs five billion to the national exchequer.

Another case related to his alleged role in getting the state land allotted and adjusted in 43 Dehs at throwaway prices for a property developer, depriving the public exchequer of billions of rupees in revenue.

Orignally published by NNI

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