Islamabad (Web Desk): An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday extended physical remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur for 14 days in fake accounts case.
The National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) officials produced the PPP leader before Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik and sought extension in her physical remand.
The NAB prosecutor in his argument told the court that the accountability court could not investigate Talpur even for a single because she was busy in attending the Sindh Assembly session after issuance of production orders by Speaker Sindh Assembly.
“She is a member of the Sindh Assembly and currently attending the assembly session on production orders”, he said.
The prosecutor of the accountability watchdog requested an extension in the remand of the PPP leader.
Extending Talpur’s remand for 14 days, the court ordered NAB to produce her on July 22.
On June 24, the accountability court had extended physical remand the PPP leader till July 8.
The NAB team had produced her before Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik on the conclusion of her 9-day physical remand.
Extending Talpur’s remand for 14 days, the court had directed the bureau to produce her on the next hearing on July 8.
Faryal Talpur was arrested by the NAB on June 14 in Islamabad.
On June 10, the NAB arrested PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the interim bail of the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur in fake accounts case.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani had earlier reserved its verdict on their application announced the verbal order.
On May 30, the court extended the interim pre-arrest bail of Zardari and Talpur in the fake bank accounts case till June 10.
This is pertinent to mention that the NAB is investigating four cases where the former president and his sister are the prime accused.
The cases pertain to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders' private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.