Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur appeared before an accountability court in Islamabad in the fake bank accounts case, on Thursday.
According to The Nation, Justice Muhammad Arshad Malik will preside over the hearing of the case.
Strict security measures have been deployed around the accountability court to prevent any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, the former president Zardari sent an application to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation team and pursued to appeal for more time for appearing before it.
According to the application Zardari has explained that he was scheduled to appear before the accountability court and he could not be able to visit the bureau.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 8 granted Zardari pre-arrest bail which is effective until May 15 in the case related to illegal award of contracts to private films.
The case is associated with an ongoing investigation which is conducted by the anti-graft watchdog after the Supreme Court extended a joint investigation team (JIT) report related to fake accounts scandal and ordered for probing money laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts and file references, The Nation reported.
Faryal Talpur, PPP lawmaker, Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his sons, and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawani are among those who are probed in this case.