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Liquor recovered from Memon’s hospital room
By Tariq Butt September 02, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar revealed that three bottles of liquor were found in the room of incarcerated Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon at Ziauddin Hospital Karachi where the top judge made a surprise early-morning visit on Saturday.

“When Memon was asked about the liquor, he said they were not his,” Justice Nisar said before hearing cases at the Karachi registry of the Supreme Court.

Memon is currently under treatment and in judicial custody at Ziauddin Hospital, where his room has been declared a sub-jail.

The facility housing him is one of three hospitals that the chief justice made a surprise visit before arriving at the court.

He addressed the newly appointed attorney general, saying: “Anwar Mansoor Khan, pay a little attention to this issue as well.”

After the notice by the chief justice, the Sindh chief secretary and deputy inspector general, Prisons, Aftab Pathan reached Ziauddin Hospital.

It was alleged that some other prohibited items were also recovered from Memon’s room. Shortly afterwards, he was shifted to the central jail Karachi.

Subsequently, one Mohammad Jam, who claimed to be working as Memon’s driver for the past two days, said the bottles did not contain liquor but had oil and honey. A security guard of the hospital and another person were arrested.

Later, the chief justice visited the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) where Omni Group chief Anwar Majeed was admitted. Majeed, a close-aide of former president Asif Zardari, is accused of money laundering.

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