IHC approves Asif Zardari’s interim bail in two cases till May 22

Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur, interim, fake accounts case, SC
15 May, 2019 1:48 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has approved the bail of former president Asif Zardari in two cases till May 22.

Justice Aamir Farooq said that it seems a flood of summons and bails is coming.

The NAB prosecutor told court that they would submit the reply in the case in which the arrest is not mandatory. Asif Zardari has so far submitted eight applications.

Talking to the media after the hearing, PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and economy cannot go side by side.

He said that there is no difference between past and present amnesty scheme. “Bilawal Bhutto is the son of BB Shaheed and he would have to walk on ambers,” he said.

The PPP co-chairman asked the people to legalize the black money what they have. “The anti-government movement will be launched on roads, not parliament,” he said.

IHC extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur till May 15

On April 29, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had extended the interim bail of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Frayal Talpur till May 15.

The court also ordered PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Frayal Talpur, who were present in court, to submit the surety bonds worth Rs two million each.

The judge questioned about the four arrested accused, including Hussain Lawai. The NAB prosecutor informed the court that he had written two letters to the Sindh chief secretary for getting custody of the accused, but got no reply.

He said that he had received the death certificate of Iqbal Arain and would submit it to court after confirmation.

Meanwhile, the accused Sher Muhammad also agreed to become the approver. The applications of Kiran and Naureen to become approvers are also under consideration. Talking to the media on Monday, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that NAB and economy could not go side by side.

To a question about the government completing five years, he said that the government would not be able to complete its tenure. He also expressed the resolve to go with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman.

On the other hand, the Islamabad High Court sought a reply from Interior Secretary and the DG FIA in a plea seeking removal of the names of Nimar Majeed and Ali Kamal Majeed from ECL.

The court also appointed an officer to assist the court. The case has been adjourned till May 23.

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