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Fake accounts case: Court sends Asif Ali Zardari to jail on judicial remand

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – An Accountability Court (AC) in Islamabad on Friday sent former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari to jail on judicial remand in fake accounts case.

Accountability Court (AC) Judge Muhammad Bashir conducted the hearing. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court that development has been made in the case as another suspect has recorded statement. The NAB sought extension in the physical remand of the PPP co-chairman which was rejected.

Let it be known that Asif Ali Zardari was presented before the Accountability Court amidst beefed up security on completion of his physical remand. The Accountability Court (AC) had directed the anti-graft body to complete its investigations during the eight-day physical remand which was granted in the previous hearing.

It is worth mentioning here that a 62-day physical remand of Asif Ali Zardari had already been completed in the fake accounts and money laundering reference. Furthermore, the court directed the anti-corruption watchdog authorities to produce the erstwhile president before it on August 19.

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