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PPP workers clash with police as Bilawal, Zardari arrive at NAB office

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Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have reached the old NAB headquarters in Islamabad in pursuance of the Park Lane Estate case. A 16-member team of the bureau is questioning the father-son duo separately regarding the case. For written replies, questionnaires have been made by NAB officials too.

On the call of leadership, PPP supporters have gathered at the NAB headquarter to express solidarity with their leaders. While attempting to enter the office, police personnel stopped the workers who hurled stones at police, injuring at least five police officers.  Subsequently, the police personnel baton-charged and arrested some rowdy workers.

On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted a 10-day protective bail to Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts and Park lane cases.

Stringent security arrangements have been made in and around the old NAB headquarters to avoid any untoward incident. The roads towards NAB headquarters were blocked; PPP workers, however, removed the blockades to reach the NAB office.

Prior to their arrival, Bilawal and Zardari, accompanied by other PPP leaders, met with their legal team at Zardari House.

Bakhtawar, sister of Bilawal tweeted, protesting against the ongoing inquiries.

Last week, a banking court in Karachi had ordered the transfer of the case to Islamabad and summoned Zardari and Bilawal on March 20.

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