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PPP’s Sharjeel Memon released after brief detention

PPP’s Sharjeel Memon released after brief detention
March 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) late on Saturday arrested Pakistan People’s leader and former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon from Islamabad Airport.


Memon was however released in some two hours after investigation. The release was made after verification of the documents of his protective bail.


The PPP leader arrived at Sindh House in Islamabad after the release. He has announced to hold a press conference today (Sunday) to explain the matter.


Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah telephoned Memon for the details of the arrest and release.


Ending his self-exile, Memon had reached Islamabad in a foreign airline when officials in plain clothes arrested him and shifted him to the investigation centre of NAB in Rawalpindi.


The former provincial minister is allegedly involved in corruption worth billions of rupees. He is also enlisted in the Exit Control List.


Read here: Court reissues non-bailable arrest warrants for Sharjeel Memon


Farooq Sattar's arrest:

Earlier on Friday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM) chief Dr Farooq Sattar was briefly detained in Karachi in cases pertaining to MQM founder Altaf Hussain's inflammatory speech on August 22. 


Read more: MQM Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar arrested