Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been arrested on Monday by the country’s top anti-corruption body in a case involving fake bank accounts.
Zardari has been accused of operating fake bank accounts to transfer money out of Pakistan for which the National Accountability Bureau, the country’s corruption watchdog had issued arrest warrants against him on June 10.
As reported by a news agency, an NAB team accompanied by police entered the PPP co-chairman’s house in F-8 sector after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the case.
However, Faryal has not been arrested so far.
Both Zardari and his sister were allegedly made transactions of Rs. 150 million through alleged fake bank accounts. It has been reported further that the cases against Zardari are part of the investigation being conducted by NAB in pursuance of the Pakistan Supreme Court’s verdict in a case related to the money laundering of billions through fake accounts.