Asif Zardari submits reply to NAB in fake accounts case
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former president Asif Ali Zardari has submitted his written reply to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the fake accounts case on Saturday.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman submitted his reply to a questionnaire comprising 55 questions he was handed by the anti-graft watchdog body.
In his written reply to the NAB, Asif Ali Zardari maintained that NAB has no jurisdiction regarding to the Park Lane company case. “I owned small shares of the Park Lane Company”, Zardari added.
Asif Ali Zardari further said that Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and he have no connection with the Parthenon Company.
On the other hand, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has not yet submitted his reply to the NAB in the case.
Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had submitted its reply to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari in fake bank accounts’ case.
In its reply to the IHC, the anti-graft watchdog body had opposed the provision of bail to Asif Ali Zardari, adopting a stance that he Zardari does not deserve any relief.
The reply had also stated that Asif Ali Zardari was a controversial person. The bureau initiated a probe against the bigwig over directives of the Supreme Court (SC) on basis of a report compiled by joint investigation team (JIT).
The NAB had further mentioned in its reply that corruption watchdog body was taking action against Zardari within legal boundaries and investigation was underway against the PPP co-chairman in accordance with NAB ordinance.
However, the NAB, in its reply, pleaded the IHC to reject the bail plea of Zardari. It is worth mentioning here that the NAB submitted separate response against each plea of the former president.
Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur’s interim bails extended till April 29