Court grants transit remand



An accountability court on Thursday granted transit remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur until August 7 to enable her to travel to Karachi for attending the Sindh Assembly’s session. The plea was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to allow Talpur’s transit remand so that she can attend provincial assembly session in Karachi. The court accepted NAB’s plea and granted seven-day remand of Faryal Talpur. However, her counsel took back plea to extend her physical remand. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to disqualify Faryal Talpur as member of the Sindh Assembly. As per details, the plea was submitted by PTI MPAs, Arsalan Taj and Rabia Azfar to the Provincial Election Commission Sindh, requesting it to disqualify Talpur as member of the provincial legislature over not disclosing her three properties in her nomination papers.—INP

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