Manhattan apartment case: Zardari granted pre-arrest bail

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted pre-arrest bail to Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in a Manhattan apartment in New York.

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted pre-arrest bail to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in a Manhattan apartment in New York.

The court granted bail in exchange for bail bonds of Rs 500,000. Asif Ali Zardari appeared in the High Court when summoned by the court.  Medical reports of Zardari were attached with his plea. He requested the court to suspend the bureau’s call-up notice and grant him pre-arrest bail until the trial of the case is concluded.

He cited the NAB chairman and director general as respondents in the bail petition. Zardari is facing a number of graft references stemming from the fake bank accounts scam. He is currently out on bail in all these cases. It is to be noted that the NAB has asked the former president to answer how he built a property in New York.

NAB has sent a questionnaire and notice to Asif Zardari regarding the New York flat. NAB has sent a summon notice to Asif Ali Zardari. Asif Ali Zardari had approached the Islamabad High Court for pre-arrest bail. He took the position that the reputation of the NAB call could be affected by the notice.