Accountability court approves 10-day physical remand of Zardari

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 10-day physical remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari.

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NAB officials had requested the court for 14-day physical remand of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader.

Zardari appeared before accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad. During proceedings, NAB requested the court for the physical remand of the former president.

NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi informed the court that fake bank accounts were opened with the help of bank officials. Abbasi added that Zardari had been arrested and his remand was necessary for investigation.

Asif Ali Zardari requested the court for further facilities in NAB prison. He also requested for an attendant and medical facilities.

The NAB prosecutor further informed the court that evidence for Zardari’s arrest would be presented, adding there were eight ground for this. According to the prosecutor, Asif Ali Zardari did money laundering through his frontman.

The court has ordered Zardari to be presented before the court on June 21.

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