ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected a plea today for pre-arrest bail for Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case.

An Islamabad High Court bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani was hearing Zardari and Talpur’s plea seeking an extension in their interim bail in the case.

Issuing its orders, the high court permitted National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities to carry out arrest of Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur.

The two leaders now have the option of appealing the order in the Supreme Court.

The case relates to transactions of hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders’ private companies allegedly through fake bank accounts.

Team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari from his house in Islamabad this afternoon.

Asif Ali Zardari has also transferred to NAB office in Rawalpindi. The NAB team did not arrest Faryal Talpur though.

Pakistan Peoples Party workers has also resisted during the arrest of the former President Asif Ali Zardari.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah said the Islamabad High Court has rejected bail plea of former President Asif Ali Zardari and the government has nothing to do with it.

Responding to a point raised by PPP Leader Shazia Mari, he said it is court decision in which government has no role.

Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to file petition against the Islamabad High Court verdict in Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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