Karachi (Web Desk): The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday approved former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon’s bail in corruption case.
The court had reserved its verdict on June 20 in a bail plea filed by the former provincial minister.
During the hearing, the court ordered Sharjeel Memon to submit Rs5 million as surety bond and ordered that his name be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL).
In October 2017, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had apprehended Memon after the SHC rejected his bail.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader is accused of embezzling Rs5.76 billion which the information ministry paid to advertising agencies for awareness campaigns between 2013 and 2015.
According to NAB, the accused persons jointly and severally in connivance with each other have been alleged for awarding the contracts to favour certain advertising agencies and to their own favour, in violation of relevant laws and rules and against exorbitant rates.
The other accused in the case include bureaucrats, officials of the information department and members of private advertising agencies.
The former Sindh minister claims the charges against him are politically motivated.