HYDERABAD: Criticising the brief detention of PPP’s senior leader Sharjeel Memon, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday said if this attitude was not done away with, then the ‘politically-motivated’ federal institutions will be sent packing.
Talking to the media after visiting a power project in Nooriabad here, he said Sharjeel Memon had returned after getting permission from the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The court had ordered that Sharjeel Memon should not be arrested before a hearing, he added.
He alleged that only PPP members were being targeted and had Memon been called he would have appeared himself.
“We have always respected courts. Sharjeel will appear before the court tomorrow and we will accept its decision,” he added.
Talking about the detention of MQM-Pakistan leader, Murad said Dr Farooq Sattar had not been arrested as per his information. He said warrants for Sattar’s arrest were issued months ago but he never got bail for them.
Murad dismissed the notion that the Pakistan People’s Party was protecting Sharjeel Memon.
“If we had to support and protect Sharjeel we would have asked him to land at the Karachi International Airport,” the CM speaking to reporters in Khairpur said.
“Our party believes in supremacy of the law. Whether Sharjeel Memon is involved in corruption or not it will be decided by the courts,” he said while replying to a question.