Senior Pakistan Peoples`Party leader Sharjeel Memon was released after being briefly detained by the National Accountability Bureau on early Sunday morning from Islamabad Airport.
Memon while speaking with Geo News correspondent after his release informed that he will give his point of view on the detention in a press conference today (Sunday) after consulting his lawyers.
NAB released the former provincial informational minister after getting verification of his bail before arrest from his lawyer, Shakeel Abbasi.
Islamabad High Court has granted bail before arrest to Sharjeel Memon till March 20.
Earlier, Memon was taken into custody from Islamabad Airport by the NAB personnel immediately after his arrival from Dubai. Memon arrived in the country along with the Sindh ministers and advisor; Mukesh Chawla, Imdad Pitafi, Fayyaz Ali Butt and Nawab Taimur Talpur.
According to sources privy to the development, six plain-cloth personnel under National Accountability Bureau`s deputy director of Crime Wing took Memon into their custody from Benazir International Airport on the advice of NAB`s Karachi division immediately when he came outside from flight EK 614. The provincial legislator was shifted to an undisclosed location.
Advisor to CM Sindh Nawab Taimur Talpur informed Geo News that Memon resisted his arrest which led to brief manhandling, he further added that the former minister is scheduled to appear before the court on Monday.
Talpur claimed that “Chaudhry Nisar`s Gullu Butt ripped apart the copies of legal documents while taking Memon into their custody,” further adding,” Memon was taken away in a disgraceful manner despite giving his utmost cooperation.”
Sources informed that Memon after his release moved to Sindh House of Islamabad and contacted the chief minister of Sindh.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a reference against Pakistan People’s Party leader and former provincial minister Sharjeel Memon and 10 others in an accountability court of Karachi for the alleged commission of corruption of around Rs5.76billion.
Besides Sharjeel, other accused include Zulfiqar Ali Shallwani, Aneeta Baloch, Mansoor Ahmed Rajput, Mohammad Yousuf Kaboro, Inaam Akbar, Altaf Hussain Memon, Riyaz Manir, Fazal Mehmood, Mohammad Hanif, Asim, Masood Hashmi, Gulzar Ali, Suleman Mansoor Umer, Syed Naveed and Sarang Latif Chandio.
Memon was living in a self-imposed exile for more than two years in Dubai and London.