An accountability court on Friday (June 21) extended physical remand of former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari by 11 days. National Accountability Bureau produced former President abefore accountability court in a case pertaining to mega money laundering through fake bank accounts. During the hearing, the court has reserved verdict on NAB appeal to extend Zardari’s remand for 14 days.
Accountability Spread Panic Among Businessmen: Zardari
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested on June 10 the former president Asif Ali Zardari from his Islamabad residence hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed Zardari’s ad-interim bail in the fake accounts case. On the other hand Pakistan Peoples Party has called a countrywide protest demonstration hours after its Co-chairman Asif Zardari’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Rawalpindi.
Zardari, Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majid and his sons, and the former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai are among those being investigated in a case related to money laundering of billions through fictitious bank accounts. In December 2015, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) initiated a discreet investigation into certain bank accounts through which multi-billion rupee transactions have been made after some information came to the fore when an intelligence agency picked up a prominent money changer in an unrelated case.