AC sends Zardari to Adiala jail on judicial remand
August 18, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court (AC) on Friday sent former president Asif Ali Zardari to Adiala jail on judicial remand in fake bank accounts case. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the fake accounts case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pleaded for further physical remand of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman. However, the court rejected the NAB’s request and sent Zardari on judicial remand. The court has directed the NAB authorities to produce the former president before it on August 19. To, this Zardari’s counsel said, to 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. Another trouble for Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed Park Lane reference against him. According to the reports, Asif Ali Zardarim Abdul Ghani Majeed, Hussain Lawai including 17 accused were nominated in the reference. The reference alleged that the accused took out Rs1.5 billion loan from the bank through illegal way and transferred to the company account in a private bank. Earlier, Bureau Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal accorded approval for filing of reference against former president Asif Ali Zardari in Park Lane Properties case. During the executive board meeting of the bureau, the NAB chief had consented to file the reference, against the Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman, which incurred the loss of Rs 3.77 billion to the national exchequer. On the occasion, the NAB’s chairman said its’ the NAB’s foremost priority to take the mega cases to logical conclusion. An amount of Rs326 billion recovered as looted money of nation had been deposited in the national kitty, Javed Iqbal said. In the previous meeting held on June 17, the NAB chairman had approved investigations into the Liquefied National Gas (LNG) scandal and bullet proof vehicles issue. According to details, Asif Ali Zardari was allegedly for running a fake front company by the name of Parathon as a shareholder in Park Lane.