Zardari gets interim bail in New York property case

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari obtained interim bail for a week on Tuesday in New York property case.

An Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Azam Khan heard the pre-arrest bail petition of ex-president who appeared before the court in person along with his legal team.

Petitioner’s counsel FarooK H. Naek pleaded that the Islamabad High Court had granted interim bail to his client and they approached the trial court after the amendments in NAB ordinance, which authorised accountability courts to hear the interim bail cases.

After hearing the arguments, the court granted interim bail to Asif Ali Zardari by November 23 and sought comments from National Accountability Bureau against the plea.The NAB had alleged ex-president for holding flat in New York City, which he didn’t disclose in his nomination papers submitted to Election Commission of Pakistan.Earlier, the IHC bench had granted protective bail to Asif Zardari and instructed him to approach the trial court for more relief.