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Zardari, Talpur’s judicial remands extended till Sep 5

Zardari, Talpur’s judicial remands extended till Sep 5
August 19, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court (AC) on Monday extended the judicial remands of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in Park Lane and money laundering references. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the mega money laundering case. The investigation officer presented his report in the court. The court has directed the NAB chairman to submit the references copies in next hearing. Judge Muhammad Bashir directed the NAB authorities to produce the former president before it on September 5. During the hearing, Zardari’s counsel argued to provide “A class” in the jail. The judge also expressed anger on the NAB prosecutor during the arguments and forbid to speak in loud voice. On the other hand, the NAB found a key evidences against against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in mega money laundering case. According to the sources, the NAB has prepared a supplementary reference against Zardari and his sister. The anti-corruption watchdog said that the supplementary reference has been prepared in light of the investigation conducted from Zardari and Faryal Talpur by the NAB officials. It was also reported that the accused would be indicted after filing the supplementary reference against them, while the statements of Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur and important evidence have also been made part of the reference. In previous hearing, Zardari’s counsel said send his client on remand for 90 days, such short remands are denting national exchequer. During today’s hearing, the former president complained that he is not being allowed to meet his daughters despite permission. The court then remarked that the PPP co-chairman be allowed to meet his daughter. Khosa also filed a plea in the court asking that Zardari be provided with A-class facilities in prison, including medical facilities and the permission to meet his family. The accountability court then summoned a reply from NAB regarding the request and issued orders to shift Zardari to Adiala Jail on judicial remand.