Alcohol bottle, cigarettes and drugs on Saturday were found in the hospital room of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon during a surprise visit by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar.
According to sources, three bottles of alcohol and cigarettes were recovered from the room of PPP leader Memon during the surprise visit of the CJP at Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi.
The top judge went to Memon’s room and found the bottles after which, he asked where is the attorney general (AG).
When inquired, Memon said that he has nothing to do with these bottles.
The CJP addressed the newly appointed AG and said, “Anwar Mansoor Khan give a little attention to this issue as well.”
After the notice by the CJP, the Sindh chief secretary and Prisons Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Aftab Pathan reportedly reached the hospital in an effort to recover the liquor.
There was no nurse or doctor in Memon’s room on the first floor of Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi, where he was earlier shifted from jail owing to his ‘ill health’.
It is pertinent to mention that Ziauddin Hospital is owned by PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain.
Earlier in February, the top judge had taken notice of Memon being shifted to the hospital from jail.
He had then been on judicial remand after being arrested in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case in November 2017, along with 11 others.
Moreover, the CJP also visited the rooms of other political prisoners in the hospitals of Karachi.
A surprise visit was also paid to the room in National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICD), where Omni Group Chairperson Anwar Majeed was admitted.
Majeed was put under trial over the case of more than 20 ‘benami’ accounts at some private banks that were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made.
The amount is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes CJP also arrived at Jinnah Hospital where he met with patients.
Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court (SC) Karachi Registry had rejected Memon’s bail plea in an anti-corruption reference filed at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
During the hearing, the had court asked the whereabouts of Memon from the prosecutor on which it was informed that he is going through treatment in a hospital from May, which has been declared as a sub-jail.
NAB prosecutor had informed the court that according to the report of a private hospital, Sharjeel is not suffering from any serious disease, however, was suggested to go for physiotherapy.
The court had rejected PPP leader Sharjeel Memon’s plea after hearing the arguments.