SHARE

A banking court on Friday granted pre-arrest bail to the former president and the co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari in money laundering case. 

Asif Ali Zardari, one of the suspects in money laundering through fake bank accounts case, appeared before the banking court here along with his legal counsel Farooq Naik.

Read Also: Naeem-ul-Haq defends Prime Minister Imran Khan’s use of helicopter

On August 17, the court had issued the non-bailable arrest warrants of Asif Ali Zardari and other suspects in the ongoing probe. Nevertheless, on August 18, the former President of Pakistan was granted a protective bail from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with additional directives to appear before the relevant court before September 3.

Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur had appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team in Islamabad, on August 28, in fake accounts case and faced a grilling from the investigators for around 38 minutes.

The FIA officials handed over a questionnaire to the sibling duo after the questioning.