Pak’s former president Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case

Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on
Monday from his residence here in the fake bank accounts case by the country’s
top anti-corruption body, officials said.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team accompanied by
police, including female officials, entered the PPP co-chairman’s house in F-8
sector here after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking
extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in
the case.

However, his sister Faryal was so far not arrested.

The arrest warrants were issued on Sunday by the NAB, the
anti-corruption watchdog, which is probing them in the fake bank accounts case.

The case pertains to the use of alleged fake bank accounts
to keep money and transferring it out of Pakistan.

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According to the NAB officials, the duo made transactions of
Rs 150 million through alleged fake bank accounts.

The cases against Zardari are part of the investigations
being conducted by NAB in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the money
laundering of billions through fake accounts case.

-GK

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