NAB issues orders to Arrest Asif Zardari

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued warrants for the arrest of former president Asif Ali Zardari in an Rs8 billion suspicious transaction case, an offshoot of the fake bank accounts scam.

The corruption watchdog issued warrants after approval of NAB chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. The bureau submitted a written reply to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in bail before the arrest petition filed by the former president.

NAB stated in its reply that the PPP co-chairman is not entitled to bail and requested the court to dismiss his bail plea.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will take up Zardari’s petition today seeking confirmation of his pre-arrest bail in the bank transaction case.