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Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrested over fake bank accounts

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Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrested over fake bank accounts

A political drama unfolded in Islamabad Monday as security agencies arrested former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari at his house in Islamabad.

A team from the National Accountability Bureau NAB, accompanied by police personnel and other security agencies, arrested Zardari over alleged fake accounts after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension of their pre-arrest bails.

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Asif Ali Zardari is also Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party PPP, one of the largest political parties of Pakistan with massive street power.

Zardari has previously spent time in jail on corruption charges for about 11 years on two different occasions: from 1990 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2004.

He became president of Pakistan from 2008 until 2013 after the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto, former two-time prime minister of Pakistan.

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