Fake accounts case: Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur’s bail extended till today

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29 May, 2019 11:07 am

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – An accountability court extended the interim bail of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till Thursday.

The court also directed both parties to ensure their presence in court.

Talking to the media after the hearing, Asif Zardari asked the NAB chairman to misuse his office. “The NAB chairman is using its office against politicians. The NAB is damaging country’s industry,” he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, former president Asif  Zardari excused himself from appearing before a Combined Investigation Team (CIT) of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi in a case pertaining to an illegal award of contract for a solar power project that allegedly caused Rs10 billion loss to the national exchequer.

He has requested the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), through his lawyer Farooq H Naek, to reschedule his appearance after Eid-ul-Fitr with a reason that he has to appear before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) at the same time for a pre-arrest bail appeal.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Mr Zardari were scheduled for recording their statements in Park Lane Company and fake bank accounts investigations, respectively.

On May 23, Former president Asif  Zardari had excused himself from appearing before the NAB Rawalpindi on the pretext of busy schedule in the ongoing investigation into the fake bank accounts case.

The former president had written a letter to the NAB, stating that he could not appear today due to busy schedule, and asked it to manage another date for him.

On May 15, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had granted him and his sibling Faryal Talpur bail in all of the cases against them. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had granted Mr Zardari interim bail in the money laundering through fake bank accounts case until May 29 (today).

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