Pakistan

LAHORE (Web Desk) – An accountability court has sent former PPP Punjab President Qasim Zia to jail on 14-day judicial remand.


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He was arrested by National Accountability Bureau for committing stock market fraud of more than Rs100 million.

Zia and his partner Usman Saeed were arrested on August 8. They are accused of selling fraudulent shares and committing stock market fraud through a company.

Before joining politics Qasim Zia used to play hockey for 7 years representing Pakistan and holds and Olympic Gold medal.

He also served as the former chairman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation.

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said Qasim Zia was being victimised for not switching his political loyalties.