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Zardari turns to IHC for bail plea after Sindh closes doors


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Rattling all doors, former president and PPP Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and his sister MPA Faryal Talpur on Wednesday, 27th March approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to seek pre-arrest bail in the fake accounts case after the Sindh High Court shut down their avenue.

The PPP co-chairman’s counsel, in the petition, asked the high court to prevent the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting his client. The counsel Farooq H. Naik argued that the former President had received three NAB summons so far, but still was not aware of the actual number of inquiries against him.

The petition pleaded the court for instantaneous interim bail, and to grant Zardari bail until the conclusion of the case. It contended that a court of law is Zardari’s only option to avoid arrest. The PPP leader’s counsel asked the court to direct NAB to provide Zardari the details of all inquiries against him.

Farooq H. Naik, the petitioners’ counsel, argued in court that the case does not come under the NAB act 2000 and the Supreme Court had only directed to forward 16 NAB references to Islamabad.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) had on Tuesday, 19th March, dismissed Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman and graft accused Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur’s petitions which sought a stay order in money laundering transfer case. The Sindh High Court said that the apex court has already ordered to shift the case to Rawalpindi, GVS earlier reported.

Farooq H. Naik, the petitioners’ counsel, argued in court that the case does not come under the NAB act 2000 and the Supreme Court had only directed to forward 16 NAB references to Islamabad. He requested the court to condemn the banking court’s decision to transfer the money laundering case to Rawalpindi NAB.

Meanwhile, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has resumed Caravan-e-Bhutto Train March, a protest against the government in a special train carrying hundreds of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers to Larkana, the hometown of Bhuttos.

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The protest that started yesterday from Karachi to Larkana, has begun its journey today from Nawabshah and will pass Daur, Padidan, Mihrabpur, Bhirya Road, Khairpur Miris, Rohri, Sukkur, Habib Kot, Gosri, Madeji, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, to finally reach Larkana. The PPP chairman will conclude the journey by addressing the party workers and supporters at the Larkana Railway Station.

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