Zardari to challenge bail rejection in SC

SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: According to details, a petition has been prepared by Zardari’s counsel, Farooq H. Naek, which pleads the apex court to declare the IHC’s ruling void.

It states that the high court issued a short judgement without listening to the arguments of Zardari’s lawyer and dismissed the bail petition of the Pakistan Peoples Party leader.

“Supreme Court should decided on the matter after listening to our point of view, and pronounce the verdict of Islamabad High Court as null and void” the petition said.

The National Accountability Bureau arrested the PPP co-chairman from his Islamabad residence after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) turned down his and his sister Faryal Talpur’s plea for extension in their interim bail in a mega money laundering case on Monday.

The court had also rejected Faryal Talpur’s bail plea, however, the NAB did not arrest her for the time being.

It may be noted that both the PPP leaders’ interim bail was extended for five times in the reference.