PPP Co Chairperson Asif Zardari arrested in Islamabad
*ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Asif Ali Zardari as Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected bail pleas of the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur in a mega money laundering case.*
A two member-bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Kiyani pronounced the verdict on the bail plea filed by the PPP leaders.
The NAB pleaded the court to allow them to arrest the brother-sister duo for the probe in to the mega money laundering reference.
PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur were not in attendance in the court room at the time of announcement of the verdict.
Following the orders of the IHC, a team of NAB reached Zardari house to only arrest the PPP co-chairman as the arrest warrant of Faryal Talpur was not issued by the bureau.
It may be noted that both the PPP leaders’ interim bail was extended for five times in the reference.