ISLAMABAD: An accountability court, hearing the fake accounts case, Thursday remanded three accused into the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for seven days.
Judge Mohammad Bashir of the accountability court conducted hearing of the fake accounts case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the court to grant further physical remand of the accused, Aftab Memon, Abdul Jabbar and Mohammad Shabbir.
During the hearing, the counsel of the accused said the NAB wanted to force the accused to state that they transferred the land on the directives of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ai Zardari. He said the anti-corruption watchdog had been requesting for further remand only to pressurise the accused, adding that any individual could be made to state anything by pressuring him during remand.
The court later announced the verdict on NAB's plea and granted seven-day remand of the accused. It also directed the NAB to expedite investigation process.