Former President Asif Ali Zardari released.


KARACHI -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted post arrest bail to former president Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds. Zardari was arrested in June by Pakistan's anti-graft body in connection to a high-profile money laundering case. The co chairman of the second largest opposition party, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), is accused of setting up fake companies to siphon money out of the country during his tenure as president. The PPP leader was taken to Zardari House in the capital. Although he was expected to fly to Karachi today, the party decided against it. Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said Zardari will spend the night at his Islamabad residence and will be shifted to Karachi tomorrow.

The former president was accompanied by his children Bilawal and Aseefa when he was allowed to leave Pims, which had been declared a sub-jail, after the completion of legal formalities. A large...

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