Accountability Court (AC) Karachi has rejected the petition seeking annulment of corruption reference filed by NAB against PPP leader and former provincial information minister Sharjeel Memon.

The petition was filed by Izhar Hussain, private secretary to Sharjeel Memon. The petitioner had prayed AC to nullify the assets beyond known sources of income reference filed against Sharjeel Memon by NAB. The petitioner took the plea the reference was not maintainable.

However, the petitioner could not present solid reasons in favour of his petition in the court. NAB Prosecutor informed the court evidence are available in the matter of accumulation of assets beyond his known sources of income by the accused persons.

The reference has been filed after the signature of NAB chairman. The court rejected the petition seeking nullification of NAB reference against Sharjeel Memon besides declaring the reference maintainable.