An Accountability Court of Islamabad on Monday (July 8) extended physical remand of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur till July 22 in Fake Accounts case. On this occasion, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced both accused former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur before the court.
As the hearing began, Super Intendant Malir Jail and Prison’s doctor submitted a medical report of Anwer Majeed to the court. When inquired by Judge Arshad Malik, Super Intendant Malir Jail said that the 78-year-old Anwer Majeed was severely ill. Secretary Sindh, in this regard, said that Supreme Court had also summoned Mr Majeed but he was not produced before court due to medical reasons.
The graft-busting body requested for an extension in physical remand of Faryal Talpur, citing non-availability of the female politician for probe due to her involvement in Sindh Assembly session.
At this, Asif Zardari asked the court to excuse her sister Faryal from appearing before the court and instead grant him 90-day remand. Former President’s request was eventually turned down by the court as judge said it was “impossible”. The court then extended Faryal Talpur’s physical remand for 14 days, remanding her in NAB’s custody till July 22.
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17 November, 2019