ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted a 10 days interim bail to the former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur here on Thursday.
Former President and co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have arrived in IHC to seek a pre-arrest bail in the Fake Bank Accounts and Mega Money Laundering cases.
The court during the hearing granted pre-arrest bails to the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur on the surety bonds of Rs 1 million each.
The IHC heard a case pertaining to the petitions filed by the former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur seeking pre-arrest bails in the Fake Bank Accounts and Mega Money Laundering case.
The two-member bench of heard the case pertaining to the pleas of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur seeking pre-arrest bail after the fake accounts case was transferred from Karachi to an accountability court in Rawalpindi.
Strict security measures were put in place outside the IHC in this regard. Around 1500 police official and 200 Rangers personnel have been deployed outside the IHC building.
On Wednesday, Zardari submitted a petition in the IHC for bail plea stating that NAB had already summoned him thrice and he feared arrest in the unknown number of inquiries being initiated against him.
It must be noted that Zardari, and his sister Faryal Talpur, are among the 172 individuals being investigated by NAB for their alleged role in the scandal.