ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in fake bank accounts case today, ARY News reported.
A team of the bureau will likely question the father-son duo regarding the case. The PPP leadership has directed party leaders and workers to reach the federal capital to express solidarity with them.
Strict security arrangements have been made in and around the bureau’s office to avoid any untoward incident.
Earlier, on March 19, the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted protective bail to the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts.
A division bench of the high court approved protective bail for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders for ten days against a surety of Rs1 million each.
The PPP co-chairman and his sister Faryal Talpur along with their lawyer Farooq H Naek appeared in the court.
A banking court in Karachi had last week transferred the money laundering case against the former president, his sister and others to Rawalpindi on a request by NAB.
The court also cancelled the interim bail of the 19 suspects, including the PPP leaders in the case. The court directed the authorities to return surety amount to the suspects.