ISLAMABAD: Faryal Talpur— Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader was handed over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on nine-day physical remand in a case related to fake bank accounts case.
The accountability watchdog on Friday arrested Talpur after her brother former president and PPPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was arrested by the anti-graft body earlier this week.
Talpur in an informal conversation with journalists said everyone knew these were political arrests.
On Monday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the two leaders’ bail plea in connection to a high-profile case of money laundering allegedly through fake banks accounts.
In its orders, the IHC allowed the NAB to arrest Zardari and Talpur, both of whom now have the option to appeal the order in the Supreme Court.
The NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused.