Zardari files appeal in SC against transfer of fake accounts case to Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the transfer of the fake accounts case from a banking court in Karachi to an accountability court in Islamabad.

The appeal states that Asif Ali Zardari who is the president of the PPP and the former president of Pakistan is being politically victimized. The appeal added that Zardari had spent time in jail and was acquitted in fake and fabricated cases. According to the appeal, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had started a probe into the fake accounts case and did not nominate Asif Ali Zardari in the interim challan.

The appeal prayed to the Supreme Court that Asif Ali Zardari is separated from the fake and fabricated fake accounts case.

Last year on July 6 the FIA had lodged the fake accounts case in a banking court in Karachi which was heard for approximately eight months. Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur had taken protective bail in the case.

On March 15, 2019, the banking court ordered that the case be transferred to Islamabad where it is being heard by accountability judge Arshad Malik. 

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