Fake accounts case: Zardari, Talpur's judicial remand extended

Fake accounts case: Zardari, Talpur's judicial remand extended

Islamabad (Web Desk): An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till September 5 in the fake bank accounts case.

During today’s hearing Asif Ali Zardari appeared before Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir.

The court instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to provide copies of the money laundering case to the accused and adjourned the hearing till September 5.

The NAB officials handed over the copies of the Park Lane reference to the suspects.

Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur are being held at Adiala Jail after NAB arrested them earlier this year on charges of laundering billions of rupees through fake bank accounts.

During the last hearing, former president’s counsel Sardar Latif Khosa had filed a plea in the court asking that his client be provided with A-class facilities in prison, including air-conditioning, medical facilities and permission to meet his family.

The lawyer again requested the court to grant better facilities to the former president in the prison.

Latif Khosa told the court that his client was suffering from a number of medical conditions which may pose a threat to his life.

The court will hear the petition regarding provision of A-class facilities on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, NAB's Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi informed the court that the accountability will file a supplementary reference against Zardari and Talpur in the money-laundering case in the light of newly found evidence.