An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) senior politician and member of the provincial assembly of Sindh Faryal Talpur till January 7, 2020 in the money laundering through fake bank accounts case.
However, former president Asif Ali Zardari was granted exemption from his personal appearance in the hearing today after his defense counsel submitted a plea on health grounds.
Other accused persons including Abdul Ghani Majeed were also produced in the court.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to Zardari on medical grounds in the Park Lane Estate Company and the money laundering through fake bank accounts references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Zardari had filed a bail plea on medical grounds whereas Talpur sought bail from the same court while pleading with the court that she was a mother of a differently-abled child, and therefore she needed to take care of that child.
Meanwhile, doctors are likely to continue Zardari's treatment for the next few days as the former president will continues to undergo a range of tests for his possible cardiac complications.
Doctors will take a decision for performing his angioplasty after analysing his medical reports.
Asif Ali Zardari was shifted to the Ziauddin Hospital last evening He was taken to Karachi from Islamabad in a Sindh Government's LG-45 Aircraft. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah himself traveled with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman in the aircraft.
The former president had maintained that he was suffering from a heart ailment and has had three stents placed in his body. He said that he also suffers from diabetes which means that he has to constantly monitor his blood sugar levels.
The PPP co-chairperson's medical reports were submitted along with the application to the IHC.
On Nov. 12, an accountability court in Islamabad had rejected Zardari's application for transferring him to Karachi for his ongoing medical treatment.
On July 29, an accountability court issued copies of the Park Lane reference against former president Asif Zardari which states that the Asif Zardari had taken Rs 1.5 billion loan from National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in the name of fake company Parthenon.
On July 1, the NAB had arrested Zardari in the Park Lane case while he was already in custody with the bureau's Rawalpindi...