Islamabad (Staff Report): Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Wednesday filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for pre-arrest bail in the fake bank accounts case.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, along with his sister and others, is being probed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for his alleged role in the mega money laundering and fake accounts case.
In his petition, Zardari maintained in the petition that he has received three summons in the probe and the anti-corruption watchdog could arrest him in any one of the three ongoing inquiries, hence a pre-arrest bail should be granted by the court until the end of the trial.
The former president also requested the court to direct NAB to reveal the details of the ongoing cases against him.
On Tuesday, former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah was granted pre-arrest interim bail by IHC in the fake accounts case.
On March 20, Zardari and his son, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari appeared before the anti-graft body and recorded their statements. They were questioned by NAB's combined investigation team.
NAB asked Asif Ali Zardari to submit responses to a questionnaire consisting of 40 questions within one week, for which the former president sought 10-15 days.