ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted protective bail to former Sindh minister Sharjeel Inam Memon till April 05 against surety bonds of Rs two million.

The IHC bench directed the petitioner to approach the trial court during this period.

The PPP lawmaker appeared before the court and sought bail in NAB corruption cases. He was detained briefly upon his arrival at the Islamabad airport on Sunday and released after verification of his bail before arrest orders and assurances from the lawyer that he would appear before the court.

The former minister is facing several charges of misconduct in payments regarding advertising campaigns.

Speaking to media after the bail approval, Sharjeel’s counsel Farooq H Naek said the NAB should stop political victimization.