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Asif Zardari walks Free

Afzal Javed Reporter

12th Dec, 2019. 03:49 pm
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Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari was released on Thursday on medical grounds, his robkars were issued,  in the Park Lane Estate Company and the money laundering through fake bank accounts cases.

Asif Ali Zardari was undergoing treatment at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad. Zardari was released from PIMS hospital as his ward was declared sub-jail under the jail rules after he was shifted there for his treatment.

The court issued separate robkars  for the release of Asif Zardari.

The robkars were dispatched to the superintendent of the Adiala Jail after submission of surety bonds.

Yesterday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to Asif Zardari on medical grounds in the same cases.

A two-judge bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq directed the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson to submit Rs10 million surety bonds each in two corruption references.

On Nov. 12, an accountability court in Islamabad had rejected Zardari’s application for transferring him to Karachi for his ongoing medical treatment.

On July 29, an accountability court issued copies of the Park Lane reference against former president Asif Zardari which states that the Asif Zardari had taken Rs 1.5 billion loan from National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in the name of fake company Parthenon.

On July 1, the NAB had arrested Zardari in the Park Lane case while he was already in custody with the bureau’s Rawalpindi directorate in connection with the fake accounts case.

On June 26, Zardari had withdrawn his bail applications in three cases saying he knew why he was suffering and “does not want to embarrass anyone”.

He withdrew his applications seeking bail in Park Lane, Tosha Khana luxury vehicles and bulletproof vehicles references filed against him by NAB.

On June 10, Asif Zardari had surrendered himself to a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after IHC rejected his and his sister Faryal Talpur’s pre-arrest bail plea in the case of money laundering.

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