Former Pakistani President Zardari sent to jail in money laundering case

Former Pakistani President Zardari sent to jail in money laundering case
# 16 August 2019 13:42 (UTC +04:00)

Having faced the top anti-corruption authorities for over two months, former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was sent into judicial custody on Friday in a case which is probing him for money laundering during his presidential term, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The court has also directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities to produce the former president before 19 August. The NAB prosecutor apprised the court that his further custody was needed following a recording of another suspect linked to the case.

Zardari has already spent 68 days in NAB remand, and the anti-corruption agency wanted an extension of eight more days which the court declined on Friday.

Bakhtawar B. Zardari, the daughter of the former president, has accused the incumbent government of Pakistan, saying that despite having kept her father in NAB custody for 68 days and spending over a year on investigations, the agency could not find an iota of evidence against him.

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