Money laundering case: IHC approves Zardari’s petition for protective bail
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Islamabad High Court on Saturday approved former president Asif Ali Zardari’s petition seeking for protective bail in a money laundering case.
Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard money laundering case in his chamber. Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman appeared before IHC along with his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari.
The Justice approved Zardari’s request seeking for protective bail. The court ordered Zardari to approach the trial court concerned. After the hearing, a journalist asked that what will be happen in next, to reply, Zardari said “who tell you about my arrival and your source is very athentic.”
The former president had filed a petition in the IHC through his counsels Aitzaz Ahsan and Latif Khosa after a local banking court on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the former president and other absconding suspects in an ongoing probe in a multi-billion money laundering scam.
In his plea, the former president stated that he wants to appear before the trial court but is seeking protective bail over fears of getting arrested.