Asif Zardari sent to Adiala jail on three-day judicial remand

09:35 PM | 16 Aug, 2019
Asif Zardari sent to Adiala jail on three-day judicial remand
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ISLAMABAD - An Accountability Court on Friday awarded judicial remand of former President Asif Ali Zardari in the fake bank accounts case by three days and sent him to Adiala Jail.

Asif Zardari was produced before accountability court judge Mohammad

Bashir by the NAB officials after the expiry of his physical remand.

At the outset of the hearing, NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi prayed the

court for extension in Zardari's physical remand by disclosing that a statement

of the suspect needed to be interrogated.

Defense counsel, Sardar Latif Khosa stated that Asif Ali Zardari had already

demanded that he be given a 90-days remand, whereas NAB officials either ask for a four-day remand or ask for a new remand.

He said that such practice by the NAB was aimed to distract the court as well

as a loss to the national treasury.

Asif Zardari, speaking at the rostrum, asked "Why he was not allowed to meet

his daughter despite having court permission." He stated that he was also not allowed to offer Eid prayers.

The court, after listening to the parties, awarded three-day judicial remand of Zardari and sent him to Adiala Jail.

He will now be presented in the accountability court on August 19.

Sardar Latif Khosa also filed a plea in the court asking that Zardari be

provided with A-class facilities in prison, including medical facilities and the permission to meet his family.