Islamabad (Staff Report): Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against the transfer of the fake accounts case from a banking court in Karachi to an accountability court in Islamabad.
In the appeal, the PPP leader has challenged the jurisdiction of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
As per the petition, Asif Ali Zardari is being subjected to political victimization as fake and fabricated cases have been instituted against him.
Citing the NAB chairman and the banking court as respondents, the appeal stated the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had started a probe into the fake accounts case and did not nominate Asif Ali Zardari in the interim challan.
The petition prayed to the SC that the PPP co-chairperson is separated from the fake and fabricated fake accounts case.
On July 6, 2018, the FIA had moved a banking court in Karachi against fake accounts case. Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur had taken protective bail in the case.
On March 15, 2019, the banking court ordered that the case against former president Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others be transferred to Islamabad.
Asif Ali Zardari and his Faryal Talpur challenged the banking court's decision in the Sindh High Court (SHC).
On April 2, the SHC dismissed all petitions challenging banking court's verdict to move the fake accounts case investigation from Karachi to Islamabad.