Fake accounts case: Zardari, Talpur's physical remand extended till August 8

Fake accounts case: Zardari, Talpur's physical remand extended till August 8

Islamabad (Web Desk): The accountability court in Islamabad on Monday extended physical remand of former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur by 10 days.

Accountability judge Muhammad Bashir presided over the hearing of the case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Zardari before accountability court amid tight security after his physical remand expired today.

During the hearing, the anti-corruption watchdog requested 10-day physical remand of the PPP co-chairman and five-day physical remand of Faryal Talpur.

Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naek requested the court it would be better if the two are presented in the court the same day.

The court ordered the NAB to present both the accused before the court on August 8.

On July 15, an accountability court in Islamabad extended the physical remand of Zardari for 14 days in the Park Lane case that ended today.

The NAB arrested Zardari in the Park Lane case on July 1 while he was already in custody with the bureau’s Rawalpindi directorate in connection with the fake accounts case. In the Park Lane case, the court directed the NAB to produce him on July 29.

Asif Ali Zardari had withdrawn his bail applications from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Park Lane Company, bulletproof cars, and Toshakhana cases.

The PPP co chairman was arrested by NAB from Islamabad on June 10 after the IHC rejected his interim bail in the fake bank accounts case.

According to the anti-corruption watchdog sources, Asif Zardari allegedly purchased 2,460 kanal land in Islamabad through the park lane company. The property which was purchased in Rs620 million is worth Rs2 billion, they claimed.