Court turns down Zardari, Faryal request for A-class jail facilities

ISLAMABAD: An accountability in Islamabad on Tuesday turned down a request for A-class facilities in jail by former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, who have been arrested in the fake bank accounts case.

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Farooq H Naek and Advocate Sardar Latif Khosa appeared in the court of Judge Mohammad Bashir, who conducted the hearing over Zardari and Talpur’s request for A-class facilities.

Transit remand was requested by Talpur’s lawyer so she can attend the Sindh Assembly session. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) opposed the requests.

The court, although turned down the A-class facilities request, allowed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders to avail the use of an air conditioner, refrigerator, television, radio, iPad, cooker, kettle, toaster, torch, and other additional facilities as well as keep an attendant at their own expense.

The court directed the lawyers to approach the Inspector-General Prisons for transit remand of Faryal Talpur.

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