PPP, PML-N delegations meet NA speaker for Asif Zardari’s production order
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The delegations of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) called on National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar on Thursday.
Sources said that they demanded the NA speaker immediately issue the production order.
The NA speaker said that he would issue the production order for any lawmaker as per law and rules. “All lawmakers are equal before him. I am speaker of the House, not a single member,” he maintained.
He said that he knows his duties and responsibilities. “There will be no discrimination in the issuance of the production order,” he said.
Sources said that Asad Qaisar would get the opinion over the Law Ministry.
Talking to the media after meeting the NA speaker, PPP leader Syed Khurshid Shah said that the speaker is the representative of all. “There should be no compulsion in issuing the production order,” he said.
NAB arrests Asif Ali Zardari
On June 10, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 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 in the money laundering case.
A 15-member team of the corruption watchdog body – accompanied by police personnel – arrested PPP co-chairman 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 with her daughter Aseefa Zaradri.
After sitting in the NAB’s vehicle, Bilawal Bhutto also gave kiss on the face of Zardari and see off him. 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.
The reports said that Asif ALi Zardari will be presented before the accountability court Islamabad tomorrow (on Tuesday).
Earlier, a team of the NAB reached Asif Ali Zardari’s Islamabad residence to arrest the leader after the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) rejected his pre-arrest bail.
The accountability watchdog has constituted two teams for the arrest of the former president. One team has been dispatched to Parliament House and another to Zardari House in Islamabad.
A two-member bench that had earlier reserved its verdict on their application announced the verbal order. Both Zardari and his sibling had left the court building before the verdict was announced.