KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Inam Memon was shifted to Karachi Central Jail on Saturday after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar found alcohol bottles, cigarettes and drugs in his hospital room during a surprise visit.
Earlier today before taking up cases at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry, the chief justice made surprise visits to three private hospitals and examined the rooms of political prisoners.
As the chief justice entered the former Sindh information minister’s room on the sixth floor of Karachi’s Ziauddin Hospital, which had been declared sub-jail, no nurse or doctor was present.According to eye-witnesses, the chief justice examined Memon’s room for nearly three minutes and even questioned about the PPP leader’s health.
Bottles of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes were found from Memon’s room which the court staff confiscated.
The chief justice upon return to SC’s Karachi Registry remarked, “I found three bottles of alcohol from Memon’s room.”
“The attorney general should visit and see what is happening,” he added.
Hours after the CJP’s surprise visit, police sealed Memon’s hospital room and shifted him to Karachi Central Jail.
Blood samples of the former Sindh information minister were also taken.
Visit to Anwar Majeed’s hospital room
The chief justice also made a surprise visit to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) where he examined the room of Omni Group Chairperson Anwar Majeed, who is under trial in a money laundering case.
Justice Nisar also questioned about the health of the close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari and confiscated some documents.
He also visited the VIP ward of the hospital where Majeed’s son, Abdul Ghani Majeed, is admitted.