Ex-Pakistan president Zardari's sister arrested in graft probe

 khaleejtimes.com  06/14/2019 16:24:53  4  AP/Islamabad

Ex-Pakistan president Zardari's sister arrested in graft probe


Filed on June 14, 2019 | Last updated on June 14, 2019 at 06.32 pm

Pakistan's anti-graft body has arrested the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a multi-million-dollar money laundering case following rejection of her bail by a court.

Faryal Talpur, also a politician, was taken into custody Thursday by the National Accountability Bureau in Islamabad.

The latest development came days after a court rejected bail requests from Zardari and Talpur, drawing condemnation from the opposition, which has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of victimizing his opponents.�

Talpur's arrest comes hours after Pakistan's Supreme Judicial Council began examining a government request for the removal of senior judge Qazi Faez Eisa for concealing assets abroad. That request came amid a nationwide protest by lawyers, who say Khan was victimizing the judge for criticizing the military in one of his recent verdicts.

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