RAWALPINDI (9 News) – PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari, who is in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Thursday shifted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) after he felt pain in his chest.
A panel of doctors conducted his medical examination.
The NAB spokesman said that Asif Zardari has been shifted to hospital on the recommendation of the medical board. “His medical examination is a routine matter.”
He said that separate medical boards of PIMS and Poly Clinic have been constituted for the health of Asif Zardari.
However, the medial board has declared his health satisfactory.
In a statement, the PPP stated that the NAB medical board had suggested some tests of Asif Ali Zardari. The team had taken him to hospital for the suggested tests, the statement added.
NAB arrests Asif Ali Zardari
On June 10, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari from his Islamabad residence after the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) rejected his pre-arrest bail plea in the money laundering case.
A 15-member team of the corruption watchdog body – accompanied by police personnel – arrested PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari from his residence in Islamabad.
A number of party workers and Zardari’s children Bilawal and Aseefa saw him off as the former president was driven away in a black Landcruiser. The emotional scene has also been seen when Zardari hugs and kisses with her daughter Aseefa Zaradri.
After sitting in the NAB’s vehicle, Bilawal Bhutto also gave kiss on the face of Zardari and see off him. The PPP co-chairman was shifted to the NAB Rawalpindi office.
The arrest comes hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake accounts case.
Police personnel, including female officials, had entered the former president’s house after the court decision. All roads leading to the residence were blocked by police.
The reports said that Asif ALi Zardari will be presented before the accountability court Islamabad tomorrow (on Tuesday).
Earlier, a team of the NAB reached Asif Ali Zardari’s Islamabad residence to arrest the leader after the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) rejected his pre-arrest bail.
The accountability watchdog has constituted two teams for the arrest of the former president. One team has been dispatched to Parliament House and another to Zardari House in Islamabad.
A two-member bench that had earlier reserved its verdict on their application announced the verbal order. Both Zardari and his sibling had left the court building before the verdict was announced.