Pakistan: Imran Khan moves against former president Asif Ali Zardari

Asif Ali Zardari

Now a two-member desk of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear Asif Ali Zardari’s interim bail petition regarding suspicious transactions in the case of fake accounts.


Former president and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari (ANI)



Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued an arrest warrant against former president and leader of the Pakistani People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday. This warrant was issued in an 8 billion rupee corruption case in Pakistan.

According to The Express Tribune, now a two-member court of Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear Asif Ali Zardari’s interim petition on suspected transactions in the case of fake accounts. .

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Mandate issued after the alliance was formed

Amid growing public resentment against the ruling government in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), all major opposition parties in Pakistan have formed an alliance in the name of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). Only after the announcement of this alliance, the Imran government issued this arrest warrant against Zardari.

In early September, an Islamabad court sentenced the former president and others accused of money laundering in connection with the fake accounts case. Zardari, who has been accused by the NAB in several corruption cases, was released on bail from the Islamabad High Court last year on medical grounds.

After the warrant was issued, the party released a statement claiming that Zardari was transferred to hospital after feeling ill on Sunday.

PPP said in its statement on tweet: “The doctors have carried out the necessary medical checks and tests”. The Pakistani newspaper Dawn News reported that Zardari was admitted to a hospital in Karachi.

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