NAB gets 10-day remand of Zardari as ex-president terms his arrest as pressure tactics

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ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday remanded former president Asif Ali Zardari into NAB’s custody for 10 days as the former president has termed his arrest a pressure tactics.
The NAB officials presented the former president in the court of Accountability Court judge Mohammad Arshad and requested for 14-day physical remand
The NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi told the court that Zardari’s remand was necessary for investigation into fake accounts case.
Asif Ali Zardari requested the court for further facilities in NAB prison. He also requested for an attendant and medical facilities.
The prosecutor also accused Asif Ali Zardari of money laundering through his frontman.
The court ordered the NAB to present Zardari before the court on June 21.
At least 500 police personnel were been deployed around the federal capital for security purpose. At least 300 policemen were been deployed for security purpose outside NAB headquarters, while roads leading to accountability court will remain closed for all kind of traffic.
Meanwhile talking to newsmen Asif Ali Zardari said that Prime Minister Imran Khan knows nothing and everything is the interior minister’s doing. He said that his arrest is a part of pressure tactics.
The former president said that arresting politicians is ‘the beauty of politics’ in third world countries, adding that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf wasn’t an elected ruler, hence, he is unwilling to face prison.
He said that in the PPP tenure, there was not a single political prisoner. The former president said that in the near future he sees PM Imran Khan fleeing to London.
While responding to a journalist’s question that is there exists a similarity between his case and Nawaz Sharif’s ouster from the parliament, Zardari said that it doesn’t matter if it isn’t him, then it will be Bilawal Bhutto. “Even if it isn’t Bilawal Bhutto, then it will be Aseefa Bhutto,” said Zardari.

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