Former president Asif Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case


Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested by the country's top anti-corruption body in a case involving fake bank accounts.

Footage on Pakistani media appears to show members of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) entering his home after the Islamabad High Court's decision.

Plotting to misappropriate and launder money through frontmen through fake accounts in Summit Bank.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in jail on corruption charges.

The former president and Talpur have always denied any wrongdoing linked to those cases, which have been described by the PPP as politically motivated.

National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi approved on Tuesday former president Asif Ali Zardari's request for provision of two medical attendants.

Zardari's close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July a year ago in connection with the probe.

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The NAB prosecutor further informed the court that evidence for Zardari's arrest would be presented, adding there were eight ground for this. Zardari's close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July 2018 in connection with the probe.

Zardari served as the 11th President of Pakistan from 2008 to 2013.

Khan's predecessor, Nawaz Sharif who was removed from office by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, is now in prison in the eastern city of Lahore after being sentenced to seven years in a corruption case.

The case came to the fore in 2015 following an investigation by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

The case pertains to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders' private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.

The amount is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.