NAB to challenge Zardari's bail in Supreme Court
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking cancellation of the post-arrest bail granted to former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane Estate Company and the money laundering through fake bank accounts cases has decided to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP).
In this regard, the NAB Rawalpindi has prepared an application that will be filed in the apex court after approval of the bureau’s prosecutor general.
The application maintains that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had granted bail to Mr Zardari while ignoring (earlier) judicial decisions.
On Dec. 12, the PPP’s co-chairman was released from custody at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) that was declared a sub-jail on the orders of the IHC in the same cases on medical grounds. The bail was granted on Dec. 11 against surety bonds of Rs20 million after staying under NAB’s detention for six months.