KARACHI: An accountability court on Tuesday sent ex-information Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon on a judicial remand till 4 November 2017, Aaj News reported.
Earlier today, the former minister reached the accountability court amid tight security. He was accompanied by senior PPP leaders and ministers.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi on Monday arrested former provincial minister and 11 other accused for allegedly embezzling Rs. 5.766 billion purportedly paid to advertising agencies for awareness campaigns between 2013 and 2015.
The accused were wanted in Reference No. 50/2016, consequent upon cancellation of their ad interim bails by the Sindh High Court, read NAB statement issued on Monday.
It said the accused 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.