IHC gives decision over Asif Zardari bail petition
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has extended pre-arrest bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts case till tomorrow (May 30), on Wednesday.
According to reports, a two-member bench of IHC, comprising of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Aamir Farooq, heard the PPP leader’s plea.
Earlier today, Mr Zardari excused himself from appearing before a Combined Investigation Team (CIT) of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi in a case pertaining to an illegal award of contract for a solar power project that allegedly caused Rs10 billion loss to the national exchequer.
Reportedly, he requested the NAB, through his lawyer Farooq H Naek, to reschedule his appearance after Eid-ul-Fitr with a reason that he has to appear before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) at the same time for a pre-arrest bail appeal.