Fake accounts case: NAB court sends Zardari on judicial remand till August 19

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ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Friday sent former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to jail on the judicial remand till August 19 in fake bank accounts case.
Asif Ali Zardari was presented in the court of accountability judge Muhammad Bashir after his physical remand expired today.
At the outset of the hearing, NAB officials pleaded the court to extend PPP leader’s remand to confront him with a witness, who has recorded statement against Mr. Zardari.
However, the court granted his judicial remand till August 19 and asked the NAB officials to present him before the court again on the aforesaid date.
To, this Zardari’s counsel said, to send his client on remand for 90 days, such short remands are denting national exchequer.
During today’s hearing, the former president complained that he is not being allowed to meet his daughters despite permission.


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