Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges

Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari was on Monday arrested from his residence here in Pakistan in the fake bank accounts case by the country’s top anti-corruption body.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team accompanied by police, arrested the former President after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the case. However, his sister Faryal was not arrested so far.

The arrest warrants were issued yesterday by the NAB, which is probing them in the fake bank accounts case.  Zardari and his sister allegedly made transactions of Rs. 150 million through alleged fake bank accounts, officials said.

Zardari,  who held the office of the President from 2008 until 2013, had previously spent time in jail on corruption charges.

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