ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday approved the bail plea of the former President Asif Ali Zardari on medical ground, and ordered his immediate release from the prison.
The two-member Bench of the IHC consisting of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq ordered the Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari to submit surety bond of Rs 10 million in the Court.
اسلام آباد ہائیکورٹ نے سابق صدر آصف علی زرداری کی ضمانت منظور کرلی۔عدالت نے ضمانت طبی بنیادوں پر منظور کی ہے۔عدالت کا آصف زرداری کو ایک کروڑ روپےکے مچلکے جمع کرانےکا حکم۔ pic.twitter.com/4A2uhSeTOJ
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) December 11, 2019
The Advocate Farooq H. Naek appeared before the bench on behalf of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur and presented the Co-Chairman PPP’s medical report while from the National Accountably Bureau (NAB), the Additional Prosecutor General Jahanzeb Bharwana and the Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi appeared.
The Court adjourned the hearing on another bail petition of Faryal Talpur till December 17.
It’s worth noting that the Co-Chairman PPP was under NAB Custody for trial in Fake Accounts and Park Lane Cases.
Talking to media, the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed gratitude to the IHC Judges over granting bail to his father on medical ground. He said that the Court did justice to them today.
Thank you to everyone for their prayers, @AAliZardari has been granted bail by the Islamabad High Court. The medical report presented today were extremely concerning & we hope to seek medical care in Karachi as soon as possible. https://t.co/IpwNLSbSFX
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) December 11, 2019
Bilawal Zardari also slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), saying that the incompetent and selected government has destroyed the Country. He said that this year would turn out to be the last year of this government’s rule.