KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday allowed Mir Munawar Ali Talpur - Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and brother-in-law of former president Asif Ali Zardari - to go United Kingdom (UK) in order to get his medical treatment.

Talpur, who is being investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining to alleged corruption and embezzlement, filed application through his counsel and sought permission to leave the country as he maintained that he needed a treatment which would be provided abroad.

The applicant's counsel informed the judges that his client is scheduled to leave the country on December 14 and will come back by 14th February after getting medical treatment; therefore, he should be allowed to go to aboard.

A division SHC bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, approved Talpur's application and directed him to submit a surety of Rs 5 million. The court also directed its staff to forward the copy of this order to ministry of interior so that the applicant would not have any difficulty while leaving the country.

Earlier, PPP Member of National Assembly (MNA) from NA-227 had approached the SHC to avoid his possible arrest by country's top anti-corruption department as it has initiated an inquiry against him over charges of corruption.

The petitioner had submitted that NAB had issued him a call-up notice regarding the alleged illegal allotment of land and embezzlement of millions of rupees.

Talpur had submitted that the NAB is trying to implicate him in false cases but he was never involved in any corruption or misuse of authority. He submitted in the petition that he is being harassed by the NAB in relation with that inquiry.

He apprehended that he would be arrested by the investigators therefore he should be granted a bail.