KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court grated 10 days protective bail to Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur in fake bank account case, however dismissed the plea to issue a stay order against a banking court’s decision allowing the National Accountability Bureau to transfer the fake bank accounts case to Rawalpindi.
A two-member bench comprising SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh and Justice Umar Sial heard a petition filed by Zardari and Faryal challenging the banking court’s ruling allowing NAB to transfer the fake accounts case to an accountability court in Rawalpindi.
Zardari’s counsel, Farooq H Naek, maintained that the transfer of the case contradicted a Supreme Court verdict passed in January this year.
NAB had “misinterpreted” the apex court’s decision on the fake accounts case, Naek argued, pointing out that the top court had not ordered that the case be transferred to Rawalpindi.
The NAB chairman submitted the transfer request in the banking court after the Supreme Court had wrapped up the fake accounts case, the former president’s counsel told the bench.