An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, till September 5 in the long-running money laundering and fake bank accounts case.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir, while hearing the Park Lane reference and money laundering case against the two Pakistan Peoples Party leaders, instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to provide copies of the money laundering case to the accused and adjourned the hearing till September 5. Copies of the Park Lane reference were handed over to the suspects during hearing. Both Zardari and Talpur are being held at Adiala Jail, after they were arrested by the accountability watchdog earlier this year on charges of laundering billions of rupees through fictitious accounts.
Zardari, who was shifted to Adiala Jail on Friday, appeared before the court today and claimed before the judge that he was being mistreated in the prison. The former president’s counsel Sardar Latif Khosa had filed a plea in the court asking that his client be provided with.