FARYAL TALPUR REMANDED IN NAB CUSTODY FOR NINE DAYS


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur was on Saturday remanded in the National Accountability Bureau’s custody for nine days.

The nine-day remand was granted by an accountability court in Islamabad after NAB requested the court for a 14-day physical remand.

The PPP leader would now be presented in the accountability court on June 24
Talpur, the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari, is one of the main accused in the fake accounts case. She was placed under house arrest on June 14 as NAB officials declared her F-8 residence in Islamabad a sub-jail.

Earlier this week, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed pre-arrest bail requests filed by Zardari and Talpur. The former president was arrested on Monday and remanded in NAB custody till June 21.

PPP Co-Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has strongly condemned the arrests and said his party’s leadership was jailed in order to divert the attention of the masses from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ‘anti-people’ budget.