Asif Ali Zardari seeks bail

By Shahzad Ali – Reporter

03rd December, 2019

Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari filed a bail petition on medical grounds in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Tuesday.

According to the details, soon after the former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was granted bail conditionally on health grounds, Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari filed a bail petition on medical grounds in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Asif Ali Zardari is facing corruption charges and currently, he is in the PIMS hospital due to his health issues. The federal government and others have been made respondent in the plea filed by the PPP co-chairman in the IHC.

As per the details, the plea reads as “The PPP co-chairman is not well, he is battling many diseases simultaneously.”

The ailing former president needs 24-hour medical care, stated in the plea and the court was pleaded to grant the former president bail on medical grounds.

On Monday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had announced that his ailing father will file a bail petition on medical grounds.

Talking to journalists outside the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital, Bilawal had said that his father was not agreed to file the bail petition but on the request of his sister Aseefa Bhutto, Zardari has changed his mind.

The PPP leader had said that the former president’s health condition was deteriorating day by day and urged the masses to pray for his heath.

Earlier, in November, Bilawal Bhutto had also been saying the condition of his father is not well.

Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on June 10 after the Islamabad High Court rejected his bail, while his sister was taken into custody four days later.

NAB is investigating the siblings for their alleged involvement in money laundering and Park Lane cases.

NAB’s claims that Zardari Group, a company owned by Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, received Rs30 millions of Rs4.4 billion in suspicious transactions carried out through fake accounts in the money laundering case.

The Park Lane Estate, on the other hand, is a Karachi-based real estate firm. The anti-graft watchdog had initiated an inquiry against Zardari and his son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, on charges that they illegally transferred forest land to the firm in collusion with some government officials. Bilawal was given a clean chit in the case on June 12.

Syed Umarullah Hussaini

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story


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