ISLAMABAD: Former President and Co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has affirmed that he will continue to appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for probe into inquiries against him.
Talking to journalists after appearing at Islamabad High Court, Asif Ali Zardari said, “I will not boycott NAB proceedings. If I do so, I will be called out for not respecting the law”.
He added that opposition will again go for re-elections where ‘senior political leaders’ will be rested to provide an opportunity for leaders like Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto to lead.
Earlier in the day, Islamabad High Court granted interim bail to the former president in a case pertaining to allotment of illegal tenders in Sindh till June 13.
In his petition, the former President has said that it is likely that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) may apprehend him when he appears before its team on May 23, hence, an interim bail must be approved.
Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal was made respondent in the petition.
The court granted bail to the former president and ordered him to furnish surety bonds amounting Rs1 million.
The hearing was adjourned till June 13 and a notice was issued to the Anti-graft watchdog.