SHC adjourns hearing of Sharjeel’s petition

March 30, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the petitions filed by Pakistan People Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon seeking the court’s direction to restrain the NAB from arresting him in relation with an alleged inquiry and removal of his name from Exit Control List (ECL).

Former information minister filed petitions to avoid his possible arrest by NAB on his arrival at airport in respect to inquiry against him.

In Thursday’s hearing, the counsel of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted that placing anybody’s name in ECL is not their work but it is the job of government.

The court adjourned the hearing till 20th April 2016.

Earlier, the petitioner submitted that the NAB is trying to implicate him in false cases without any cause, reason and without opportunities for being him heard. He stated that he was never involved in any corruption or misuse of authority.

PPP leader submitted that there is considerable defamatory news lively telecasted against him for his possible arrest without specification of allegations. He apprehended that he would be arrested with malafide intentions on any airport of the country soon after his landing.

Citing Chairman and director general of NAB as respondents, Memon prayed to the SHC to restrain NAB from arresting him without the court’s permission.

“Restrain NAB from taking adverse action against me and my liberty. The Bureau is directed to disclose the reason and verify on oath regarding pendency of any inquiry,” he prayed to the court.