Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Pakistan ex-President Zardari arrested over corruption charges

Pakistan ex-President Zardari arrested over corruption charges

The cases against Zardari are part of the investigations being conducted by NAB in pursuance of the Supreme Court's verdict in the money laundering of billions through fake accounts case.

The case relates to transactions of hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders' private companies allegedly through fake bank accounts. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman Nawazish Ali confirmed that Zardari has been arrested, without giving details.

Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on corruption charges on Monday in a blow to the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party over what media said was an investigation into false bank accounts and money laundering.

Sources told Geo News that NAB has already formed a team to carry out the arrest of the PPP leader.

Mr Zardari is now a lawmaker in parliament.

Small scuffles erupted between police and supporters of Zardari s Pakistan People s Party (PPP) outside his family s residence in Islamabad as he was taken into custody.

"So the NAB is moving very fast after the court announced that it would not renew the pre-arrest bail".

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PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari's spokesperson Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar appealed to PPP supporters across the country to remain peaceful.

Sources further said Pakistan People's Party has made a decision to file appeal against the judgement of IHC.

In the report, NAB listed down at least eight cases where Zardari's link had been established.

By June, the FIA had several high-profile names on its list but was unable to make headway-for several reasons.

Demanding the production orders, Shahbaz Sharif said NAB should have appreciated cooperation of Zardari who regularly appeared before the anti-graft body to answer the questions instead of playing delaying tactics.

Widower of former PM Benazir Bhutto, Zardari spent 11 years in jail on corruption and murder charges before becoming president in 2008.

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