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Accountability court indicts Sharjeel Memon in Rs. 5.76 billion corruption case

Karachi (Monitoring Desk): A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Thursday indicted former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case.

Memon and eleven others accused in the corruption reference were arrested by NAB in October last year.

The accused, including Memon, pleaded not guilty to the corruption charges in court today.

The suspects are accused of corruption worth Rs5.76 billion in the award of advertisements related to the Sindh government’s awareness campaigns in the electronic media.

“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,” said a press release issued by NAB.

Memon, who returned to Pakistan in March last year after ending his near two-year-long self-imposed exile, was arrested on his arrival by NAB but later obtained bail.