NAB issues arrest warrants for Zardari in money laundering case
KARACHI (92 News) – The national Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved arrests warrants for former president and People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in mega money laundering case.
According to the sources, the NAB hopes to get the warrants of arrest implemented by June 10 as the case is fixed before Islamabad High Court where the former president is pleading for his permanent bail.
The corruption watchdog body is reiterating its commitment to implement already issued warrants of arrest against Zardari.
The NAB insists on getting him arrested on the basis of already issued warrants of arrest, approved by Chairman NAB Justice (r) Javed Iqbal. The warrants are part of the record in the accountability court and the IHC.
Responding to the arrest warrants, PPP Secretary General Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said that Zardari has taken interim bail from the IHC, however, this action of anti-graft watchdog body is contempt of court.
He also said that the NAB has lost moral ground, adding that the corruption watchdog body is wasting the time of the courts and the general public.
IHC extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur till June 10
A daye earlier, the IHC extended the interim bail of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur till June 10. The NAB submitted the record against former president to court.
The court expressed anger when a lawyer spoke during the arguments of the NAB prosecutor. The NAB prosecutor contended that Asif Zardari is the director of Park Lane Company and directly or indirectly beneficiary of the fake accounts.
Talking to the media after the hearing, Asif Zardari said that the government’s style shows it will not run. “There is no life of the government. The accountability and economy cannot go side by side. Either accountability will continue or economy will flourish,” he maintained.
Asif Zardari reiterated to launch an anti-government movement after Eidul Fitr.
On Wednesday, the accountability court had extended the interim bail of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till today. 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.