Liquor bottles found in Sharjeel Memon's room as CJP visits hospital

Liquor bottles found in Sharjeel Memon's room as CJP visits hospital

Karachi (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday revealed that three alcohol bottles, cigarettes and drugs were found in the room of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon at Ziauddin Hospital.

"When Sharjeel Memon was asked [about the liquor], he said they were not his," Justice Nisar said before hearing cases at the Supreme Court's Karachi registry.

Memon is currently under treatment and in judicial custody at Ziauddin Hospital, where his room has been declared a sub-jail.

In February, the chief justice took notice of the shifting of Sharjeel Memon to the hospital from jail. He was then on judicial remand after being arrested in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case in November 2017, along with 11 others.

The CJP also paid a surprise visit to the room in National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), where Omni Group Chairperson Anwar Majeed was admitted. He is under trial in a money laundering case.

Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani, were arrested by FIA earlier this month whereas Majeed’s three other sons were granted interim bail.

Over 20 ‘benami’ accounts were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in some banks from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made, according to sources.

According to FIA sources, the amount is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.