SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Qaim Ali Shah in IHC seeking pre-arrest bail in the multi-billion corruption case.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman, Director General NAB, investigation officer and others were made parties in the plea.

IHC Registrar Office confirmed receiving the petition by former Sindh CM, stating that the petitioner has no connection with money laundering and his name was included in the case on political basis.

It was also sought to provide pre-arrest bail until completion of the hearing.

On Mar 22, An accountability court had also summoned former president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused on April 08 for the hearing of the money laundering case.

It will be the first hearing of the case after its transfer to Islamabad from Karachi.

Accountability Judge Arshad Malik will hear the case against Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Anwar Majeed and other accused.