Zardari, Talpur’s judicial remand extended till Nov 12


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22 Oct, 2019 11:02 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till November 12 in the money laundering case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the former president and his sister in accountability court. The court asked about accused Anwar Majeed.

Lawyer Farooq Naek submitted the medical report of Anwar Majeed. The NAB prosecutor raised objections on the report. He argued that this type of report ever presented on the hearing.

The hearing of money laundering was adjourned till November 12.

On August 30, Asif Zardari was shifted to Adiala jail after his medical tests at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

He was brought to jail in an armoured vehicle amid tight security. Asif Zardari was sent to PIMS for treatment. He was kept in hospital amid tight security. All passages to OPD were closed, causing numerous problems for the people going towards ICU and the operation theatre.

The security officers did not allow Aseefa Bhuttto to meet her father at PIMS.

Earlier, the NAB has obtained new evidences against Pakistan Peoples’ Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane case.

Another trouble for the PPP co-chairman as the NAB found new evidence through investigating Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s (SECP) relevant record and testimonies of witnesses in the same case while probing into allegations against Zardari.

The anti-graft watchdog also decided to file a supplementary reference against Zardari in the Park Lane case. The bureau has informed the court that has been proceeding with the case about the matter.

All suspects have been accused of fraudulently taking billions of rupees from the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).

During the executive board meeting of the bureau, the NAB chief had consented to file the reference, against the Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman, which incurred the loss of Rs 3.77 billion to the national exchequer.


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