SC rejects NAB appeal against SHC verdict on Sharjeel's warrants.


ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court Monday turned down the NAB's appeal against Sindh High Court (SHC) verdict to suspend its warrants of arrest for PPP leader Sharjeel Memon.

A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Ameen-ud-Din conducted hearing of the NAB appeal and rejected the same observing that the SHC decision in which it made observations against the bureau would not have any bearing on the trial proceedings against Sharjeel Memon.

The bench ruled, 'The SHC's decision suspending the arrest warrants would not be used as a legal reference.'

The SHC last week had granted pre-arrest bail to PPP leader and former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon and ordered the NAB not to arrest him during inquiry being conducted against him.

Memon had filed pre-arrest bail petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC), fearing his arrest after opening new inquiries against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Memon, in his petition, stated that two references are already under proceedings against him and it came into his knowledge that the anti-corruption...

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