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Zardari, Talpur’s judicial remand extended till Sep 19

Zardari, Talpur’s judicial remand extended till Sep 19
October 22, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till September 19 in the money laundering case and Park Lane references. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the former president and his sister before Duty Judge Raja Jawad Abbas due to busy routine of concerned judge. The hearing of Park Lane properties reference and money laundering was adjourned by the duty judge without any proceedings till September 19. “Concerned judge is hearing both the reference”, the duty judge remarked. The former president and Faryal Talpur were sent back to jail after their attendance in the court. On August 30, Asif Zardari was shifted to Adiala jail after his medical tests at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). He was brought to jail in an armoured vehicle amid tight security. Asif Zardari was sent to PIMS for treatment. He was kept in hospital amid tight security. All passages to OPD were closed, causing numerous problems for the people going towards ICU and the operation theatre. The security officers did not allow Aseefa Bhuttto to meet her father at PIMS. Earlier, the NAB has obtained new evidences against Pakistan Peoples’ Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane case. Another trouble for the PPP co-chairman as the NAB found new evidence through investigating Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s (SECP) relevant record and testimonies of witnesses in the same case while probing into allegations against Zardari. The anti-graft watchdog also decided to file a supplementary reference against Zardari in the Park Lane case. The bureau has informed the court that has been proceeding with the case about the matter. All suspects have been accused of fraudulently taking billions of rupees from the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).