The banking court on Friday has extended the interim bail of former president and Pakistan People s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in an ongoing money laundering case till January 7.
Asif Zardfari accompanied by sister Faryal Talpur appeared before the court after conclusion of previous extension in interim bail today.
The PPP workers and senior party leaders, including Rehman Malik and Khursheed Shah had converged on court premises in solidarity with their duo leaders upon prospective arrest which has been the talk of the town for past couple of days. But, the reality went otherwise, and both PPP leaders have been granted extension in bail dispelling the most speculated arrests.
Earlier, on Thursday during a high-level party meeting, the PPP had decided to stage a protest in case Zardari was arrested on cancellation of bail.
On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) , through its MPA Khurram Sherzaman, had filed a disqualification petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Asif Zardari for concealing his New York flat in nomination papers for the 2018 general elections.
In the plea PTI has adopted the stance that the former president did not declare his NY apartment in asset details submitted to ECP.
Concealing the assets comes under Article 62 (1) (f) of the constitution, the plea reads. The petitioner PTI has prayed to the commission to disqualify Zardari as he has not remained ‘Sadiq’ and ‘Ameen’