Asif Zardari remand approved for 10 days by Accountability Court


An accountability court on Tuesday granted Asif Zardari remand for ten days.

NAB officials had requested the court for 14-days Asif Zardari remand of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader.

Zardari appeared before accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad. During proceedings, NAB requested the court for the physical remand of the former president.

NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi informed the court that fake bank accounts were opened with the help of bank officials. Abbasi added that Zardari had been arrested and his remand was necessary for investigation.

Asif Ali Zardari requested the court for further facilities in NAB prison. He also requested for an attendant and medical facilities.

The NAB prosecutor further informed the court that evidence for Zardari’s arrest would be presented, adding there was eight ground for this. According to the prosecutor, Asif Ali Zardari did money laundering through his frontman.

The court has ordered Zardari to be presented before the court on June 21.

At least 500 police personnel were been deployed around the federal capital for security purpose. At least 300 policemen were been deployed for security purpose outside NAB headquarters, while roads leading to accountability court will remain closed for all kind of traffic.

Moreover, PPP workers will not be allowed to go beyond Para Chowk, while the anti-riot force has been deployed at Faizabad and other entry points.


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