Pakistan People Party’s co-chairman and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari was arrested in money laundering case by NAB on June 10 from his Islamabad’s residence in F-8. Later, his sister Faryal Talpur also facing similar case was also arrested just four days after Zardari’s arrest.
Furthermore, bail plea of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur was rejected by the Islamabad High Court. A seven-page long detailed verdict was issued with signatures of Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani. According to the verdict, the bail plea of Asif Zardari was rejected on merit.
Zardari’s physical remand was extended by 11 days this Friday and is to appear before the accountability court on July 2.
The NAB, however, sought a 14-day extension which was rejected by the accountability court. An 11-day physical remand was given to NAB on June 11 a day after the arrest of Zardari.
As for the fake accounts, according to the JIT report, 11,500 bank accounts and 924 account holders were identified at the beginning of the investigation. How the beginning of an investigation led to Zardari? An intelligence agency picked up a prominent money changer in a different case. This led to the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) becoming active and starting a discreet investigation of bank accounts through which massive amounts(billions) of transactions were carried out.
Opposition and government should work together towards the betterment of Pakistan, said Zardari in Assembly.
He appeared in the assembly on Thursday. He suggested that the opposition and the government should sit together and devise an economic policy that will take Pakistan forward. Zardari also said that this practice should be made compulsory.
Asif Ali Zardari’s speech at the National Assembly.
“Pakistan hai to ham sab hain, Pakistan nahin hai to koi kuch nahin hai”
Three major arrests have happened so far and more yet to come. PPP’s Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, PPP leader Faryal Talpur and PMLN leader Hamza Shahbaz. Hamza faced a money laundering case and his bail plea was also rejected by the Lahore High Court. It’s about time the rest of corrupt politicians face a similar fate. No one should get away with their crimes from top-level officials, to government officers all the way to clerics.
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