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