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IHC seeks NAB’s reply on Zardari’s production plea

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a petition seeking the production of former president Asif Ali Zadari

in Park Lane bail case.

Zardari’s counsel Javed Iqbal pleaded before the court that his client was in NAB’s custody on physical remand since June 10. He stated that Zardari should be produced in his bail case to meet the standard of justice.

He argued that it was also necessarily to get aware about the health condition of the former president, who has been arrested by NAB in fake accounts case. He prayed the court to order NAB officials to produce his client on the next hearing.

NAB prosecutor Sardar Muzafar Abbasi contended that the former president was in NAB custody till June 21, adding the accused had also not sought any exemption from hearing from this court.

The court ordered NAB to submit answer on Zardari’s production petition before next hearing on June 24. A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani heard the case filed by Asif Zardari’s legal team.