Published On: Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Published in Category: Rawalpindi

Money laundering case: Zardari shifted to Adiala Jail on three-day judicial remand

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RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday was shifted to Adiala Jail Rawalpindi on a three-day judicial remand in connection with the long-running mega money laundering case and Park Lane case.

Asif Zardari was produced before Accountability court Islamabad Judge Muhammad Bashir in an accountability court by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) personnel earlier on Friday.

The NAB prosecutor asked the court to extend Zardari’s physical remand in light of the recent developments in the case.

Zardari’s counsel, Sardar Latif Khan Khosa responded that his client had already said that he be given a 90-day remand at once. “NAB officials ask for a four-day remand then again ask for a new remand. These repeated appearances are only causing losses to the national treasure,” the counsel said.

Asif Zardari questioned on the rostrum why he wasn’t allowed to meet his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari despite the court’s permission. The court then remarked that the PPP co-chairman be allowed to meet his daughter.

Khosa also filed a plea in the court asking that Zardari be provided with A-class facilities in prison, including medical facilities and the permission to meet his family.

The accountability court then summoned a reply from NAB regarding the request and issued orders to shift Zardari to Adiala Jail on judicial remand.

Zardari’s sister Dr Faryal Talpur was also shifted to Adiala Jail last Sunday, after she was arrested earlier this year in connection with the money laundering and fake accounts case.