Accountability court allows Asif Zardari to meet his children

Accountability court allows Asif Zardari to meet his children

Islamabad (Web Desk): An accountability court in Islamabad has allowed former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari to meet his children.

Asif Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naik had filed a petition on behalf of the children for the meeting.

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.

On June 14, Zardari's sister and PPP leader Faryal Talpur was also taken in to custody by a team of the accountability watchdog in a case related to fake bank accounts.

She was placed under house arrest as NAB officials declared her residence in Islamabad a sub-jail.

The NAB officials presented the PPP leader before the accountability court on June 15 and sought a 14-day physical remand for her.

The court, after hearing the arguments, granted NAB a nine-day physical remand for Talpur. The remand will last till June 24.

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.