Sharjeel Memon rejects claims of receiving VIP treatment in jail

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KARACHI : Former Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday rejected claims that he has
been receiving VIP treatment in jail.

The PPP leader appeared before an accountability court in Karachi for hearing into corruption case against him and
11 others.

Upon his arrival at the court, Memon rejected claims of VIP treatment and challenged those who believed so to
“try and stay in jail for two days”.

During the hearing, Memon requested the court to
constitute a medical board to provide him with medical
services.

Eleven co-accused who had been arrested alongside Memon
by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials in
October also appeared in court today for the hearing.

The court was expected to convict the co-accused,
however, no progress in this regard was made and the
hearing was adjourned till December 14.

Memon was greeted with flowers petals showered by his
followers who had gathered outside the court.

On October 1, NAB had filed a reference against Memon and
others for committing corruption in the award of
advertisements of provincial government’s awareness
campaigns in electronic media involving over Rs5 billion.

The reference said that the investigation was conducted
regarding corruption and corrupt practices in the
advertisement awareness campaigns on TV and FM channels
between July 2013 and June 2015 and it was found that the
accused acted in connivance with each other resulting in
a loss of Rs 3,279,177,029 to the national exchequer.

It was revealed in the investigation that an amount of
Rs5,766,479,766 was paid to seven advertisement companies
in violation of the Sindh Public Procurement Rules 2010.

Orignally published by INP

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