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SHC dismisses Sharjeel Memon’s bail application

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday rejected bail application submitted on medical grounds by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon in a case related to misappropriation in contracts for government advertisements.

However, the bench accepted bail pleas for two other accused in the case.

Memon, a former provincial information minister, was arrested in October last year by the federal anti-graft watchdog officials from outside the SHC after his interim bail plea was revoked.

The bureau had booked him and 11 others, including the former provincial information secretary, other officials of the information department and heads of different advertisement agencies for allegedly embezzling Rs5.77 billion.

The money was embezzled purportedly while awarding contracts to seven advertising agencies to run awareness campaigns from 2013 to 2015.

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