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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad accountability court has granted bail to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in a Manhattan apartment in New York.
Islamabad accountability court rejects NAB’s plea. The accountability court said that NAB will not be able to arrest Asif Zardari to the extent of inquiry.
During the inquiry, NAB will have to approach the accountability court for arrest. The medical report of the former president was also presented in the accountability court.
During the hearing, Asif Ali Zardari appeared in court. Former president’s lawyer Farooq H Naik had requested that the court grant bail to Asif Ali Zardari.
Zardari’s alleged NY apartment
Federal minister Ali Haider Zaidi, in 2018, tweeted the property tax bills of a New York apartment allegedly owned by the PPP co-chairperson. The PTI had filed a reference with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Zardari for allegedly hiding the property in his nomination papers.
The petition was submitted by the PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman and Firdous Shamim Naqvi moved the ECP Sindh to take notice of the matter and disqualify Zardari as a member of the National Assembly. The provincial election commissioner had maintained that only the ECP Islamabad could take action over it.
The property documents tweeted by Zaidi mentioned address of the apartment as: 524 East 72 street, Apt 37F, NY, NY Manhattan 10021. Zaidi tagged Zaman in the tweet, and said: “@khurram2004 more info for your petition.”