Court remands Asif Zardari in NAB custody till June 21
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik remanded PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for 10 days on Tuesday.
On the other hand, the NAB rejected former president Asif Zardari’s application for having two attendants. He has been asked to move the court for getting attendants.
He was presented in court amid stringent security. As many as 800 workers were deployed in and around the accountability court.
Asif Zardari’s medical examination was conducted and blood samples were taken before he was taken to court.
On Monday, the NAB had arrested Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari from his Islamabad residence after the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) rejected his pre-arrest bail plea.
A 15-member team of the corruption watchdog body – accompanied by police personnel – arrested Asif Ali Zardari from his residence in Islamabad.
A number of party workers and Zardari’s children Bilawal and Aseefa saw him off as the former president was driven away in a black Landcruiser. The emotional scene has also been seen when Zardari hugs and kisses her daughter Assefa Zaradri.
After sitting in the NAB’s vehicle, Bilawal Bhutto also gave kiss on the face of Zardari and saw him off. The PPP co-chairman was shifted to the NAB Rawalpindi office.
The arrest comes hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake accounts case.
Police personnel, including female officials, had entered the former president’s house after the court decision. All roads leading to the residence were blocked by police.