NAB arrests Zardari in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD: Former President and co-chairperson of Pakistan People’s party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday after the Islamabad High Court cancelled his pre-arrest bail application in money-laundering case in which millions of rupees were allegedly siphoned out of the country, says TLTP.
Hours after a division bench of the IHC comprising Justices Amir Farooq and Moshin Akhtar Kayani turned down plea of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, seeking an extension in interim bail in the fake bank accounts scam case, officials of the top anti-graft body apprehended Zardari from his family residence in Islamabad.
Soon after the team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) took custody of Zardari, his daughter Aseefa said in a tweet, “This cowardly selected government thinks throwing opposition into jail will legitimise it. No case, no conviction, no plausible cause. Arresting Asif Ali Zardari will not silence the voice of truth. He was vindicated before and he will be vindicated again”.
Member National Assembly Zardari – his sister Faryal Talpur Sindh assembly member are two of the main accused in the money laundering scandal who allegedly operated fake bank accounts to channel ill-gotten substantial amount of money out of the country.

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