‘Zardari’s remand’, AC extends till July 2

Islamabad: Accountability Court in Islamabad granted to National Accountability Bureau (NAB), an 11-day extension in physical remand of former President, Asif Ali Zardari.

Zardari would remain in NAB’s custody till July 2. Accountability Court judge, Muhammad Arshad Malik granted NAB physical remand.

A report of investigation conducted was presented in court and NAB Deputy Prosecutor General, Sardar Muzaffar Khan Abbasi also submitted a report of Zardari’s medical check-up.

Judge Malik said that prosecutor wanted to share what they had uncovered so far, to which Zardari’s counsel Latif Khosa responded, “They haven’t found out anything, they are just making up stories because this entire case is based upon assumptions.”

In response, NAB Deputy Prosecutor General said that they were not making anything up, adding that they were sharing what had been uncovered in investigation.

He said that during investigation, Zardari had admitted to having a close relationship with a fugitive named Nasir Abdullah. However, Zardari did not admit that Abdullah was his frontman, lawyer added.

In response, Zardari said, “There is no issue, judge sahib is looking at this,” adding that judge was “very honest” and would make his decision on basis of a standard.

“We have complete faith in country’s judiciary,” Khosa added.

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