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AC Rejects Asif Ali Zardari Petition Seeking A Class In Jail

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking giving A class to Asif Ali Zardari and B class to his sister Faryal Talpur in Jail.

The Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad headed by Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the petition of Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur requesting A class in jail.

A counsel of Asif Ali Zardari, Latif Khosa contended that his client and ex-president is in the court custody and it can only allow him to be given A class in the prison.

Latif khosa argued that Asif Ali Zardari is an accused not a guilty, to which, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor  Sardar Muzaffar Abbassi said that law regarding giving A and B class to prisoners has been abolished while a better class facility available.

The NAB prosecutor also told the court the petitioner didn’t approach to the interior ministry while facilities in a jail not related to this court and this petition is not maintainable.

The hearing regarding Faryal Talpur transitive remand her counsel Farooq H Naik asked that has the NAB any objection on a transitive remand of Faryal Talpur? on which the prosecutor replied in affirmation and said that there lies different procedure for the transitional remand adding that the accused can not file the petition in the court.

After hearing the arguments of both the sides the court reserved the verdict for time being later the court announced the verdict rejected the petition to allow Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur A-class while the court allowed B class to both brother and sister duo.