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Asif Zardari seeks interim bail from Islamabad High Court on NAB inquiry

Associated Press Service

ISLAMABAD:July 5, 2021 Former President and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, after receiving a notice from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), approached the Islamabad High Court for pre-arrest bail.

The NAB notice asked about the alleged ownership of a New York apartment.

It may be recalled that the Anti-Corruption Agency had on June 15 issued a summons notice to the former president with a questionnaire in which he was asked for the details of the apartment.

In the petition filed against him, the former president said that the notice was baseless and allegations of maliciousness were leveled against him to defame him.

The petition states that the petitioner stated in the notice that he does not own any property in New York, including the apartment.

The petition further said that NAB has issued various summons notices to Asif Ali Zardari in various cases so as to tarnish his political reputation. All these notices were removed in various forums including Islamabad High Court.

At the same time, it was said that Asif Zardari was suffering from various ailments and his captivity had further aggravated his medical condition.

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