Zardari sent to Adiala Jail on judicial remand till August 19
RAWALPINDI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari was sent on judicial remand to Adiala Jail till August 19 in the fake bank accounts case, on Friday.
Judge Mohammad Bashir sent the former president to jail after the NAB prosecutor informed him that new development had taken place in the case.
NAB prosecutor Muzaffar Abbasi had sought an extension in the former president’s physical remand. Abbasi said that the anti-graft body wanted to interrogate the former president about a statement that a suspect had given.
During the proceedings today, Zardari’s counsel Latif Khosa said that the former president had earlier requested that NAB be granted his 90-day physical remand once, instead of multiple shorter remands. The counsel argued that while a 90-day remand could not be granted, the court could approve a 14-day remand.
Zardari lamented on the rostrum that he was not allowed to meet his daughter or offer Eid-ul-Azha prayers.
Have seen my father @AAliZardari go through courts and jails for 30 years (even during his Presidency) but have never seen a former military dictator (nor his cabinet) in court. Wonder why we never get civilian supremacy #Pakistan
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) August 16, 2019