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April 23, 2019

Fake bank account case: Zardari’s legal adviser gets pre-arrest bail

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April 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday approved the pre-arrest bail of Abu Bakar Zardari, a legal adviser of former president Asif Ali Zardari, against surety bonds of Rs500,000 and personal guarantee.

A division bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani took up the plea filed by Abu Bakar Zardari seeking pre-arrest bail as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had summoned him for investigation in the fake bank accounts case.

Abu Bakar’s lawyer requested the court to order the NAB not to arrest his client when he appears before the investigation team.

Abu Bakar is facing charges of importing 11 armored vehicles and paying their duties though fake bank accounts. After hearing the arguments, the Islamabad High Court granted pre-arrest bail to Abu Bakar and also issued notice to chairman and deputy director of NAB. The court then adjourned the hearing for an indefinite period.

Meanwhile, in another case, the same bench issued notice to NAB in a bail application filed by Hussain Lawai and Taha Raza in fake bank accounts case. Both accused Hussain Lawai and Taha Raza are under custody in Malir Jail Karachi and had filed bail application through their counsel in IHC. The IHC has issued notice to NAB seeking complete details of the reference.

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