Zardari seeks bail after NAB issues Notice in New York Apartment case

FILE - In this June 10, 2019, file photo, former Pakistani president and currently a lawmaker in Parliament and leader of Pakistan People's party, Asif Ali Zardari, center, leaves the High Court building, in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani court has ordered the release of ailing Zardari on bail on medical grounds so that he can seek medical treatment at a hospital of his choice in the country. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

ISLAMABAD: Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari approached the Islamabad High Court on Monday seeking an interim bail in a fresh graft inquiry pertaining to a New York apartment allegedly owned by him. Asif Ali Zardari moved a bail petition in the IHC after the National Accountability Bureau served him a notice along with a questionnaire to provide information about his Belair apartment. Clipping his medical report with the plea, he requested the court to suspend the bureau’s call-up notice and grant him pre-arrest bail until the trial of the case is concluded. He cited the NAB chairman and director general as respondents in the bail petition. Earlier, Federal Minister Ali Zaidi had tweeted the property documents of the apartment, which showed its address as: “524 East 72 street, Apt 37F, NY, NY Manhattan 10021.” Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari faces a number of graft references stemming from the fake bank accounts scam. He is currently out on bail in all these cases.


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