NAB seeks security as Asif Zardari is to appear before court in Toshakhana case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approached Islamabad police and administration for providing adequate security during the appearance of former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari before accountability court on Monday (today).
According to details, the NAB Rawalpindi has written a letter to the chief commissioner and inspector general of police (IGP) Islamabad for providing security during the hearing of the former president.
The security was sought after Asif Ali Zardari decided to appear before the accountability court in Toshakhana case.
Speaking to media after the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting headed by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Senator Raza Rabbani said that they had asked the court to exempt Asif Zardari from personal appearances during the proceedings and record his statement via a video link, however, it was not accepted.
He said that Asif Zardari has decided to appear before the court, adding it was not a new thing for him. “Asif Zardari wants activists to avoid congregation during the proceedings,” Raza Rabbani said.
It is pertinent to mention here that an accountability court of Islamabad on June 30 issued bailable arrest warrants against former president Asif Ali Zardari over an accusation of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts from Toshakhana. – TLTP

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