The former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday after the Islamabad High Court rejected his bail application in money laundering case.
The National Accountability Bureau, Pakistan's anti-corruption agency, arrested the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman from Zardari House Islamabad, according to media reports. He will be produced before the court on tomorrow (Tuesday).
Zardari and his sister, Ms. Faryal Talpur, who are accused of having several fake bank accounts, had filed a plea in the court seeking an extension in their interim bail.
However, a two-member bench comprising Mr. Justice Aamir Farooq and Mr. Justice Mohsin Kiani of the court rejected their petition and authorised the NAB to arrest the brother-sister duo.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Mr. Shehbaz Sharif, had requested NA Speaker, Mr. Asad Qaiser, to issue production orders for Zardari.
'Zardari has presented himself before NAB on every occasion and has not used delaying tactics. NAB should have appreciated this and there was no need for an arrest,' aid Mr. Sharif, who is a leader of the opposition in the National Assembly had said in Parliament.