ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday took a dig at current Prime Minister Imran Khan, taunting that he is even fearful of lizards.
He was speaking outside an Accountability Court in Islamabad after appearing before Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik for hearing of Fake Bank Accounts and Mega Money Laundering case.
As the hearing began, Asif Ali Zardari was called-up on the rostrum where he reflected on the production of accused Namr Majeed and Zulqernain Majeed in handcuffs.
“These are educated boys. Why are they handcuffed? The court may give whatever ruling it decides on but NAB must give decent treatment. They are not dacoits or anti-society elements”, the PPP co-chairman said.
His statement was followed by the explanation of Anti-graft body whose officials claimed that it was officials of Adiala Jail who had produced both Namr and Zulqernain in handcuffs.
When suspected by the judge regarding his health after being incarcerated for a while, Asif Zardari said he did not fear imprisonment as he had spent 13 years of his life behind bars.
Upon the acquittal pleas tabled by accused Namr Zulqernain and Ali Kamal Majeed, the court summoned a reply from NAB.
The court then adjourned the hearing of Mega Money Laundering scandal case till July 08 and issued directives of handing over the copies of case documents to all suspects in next hearing.