KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said the ruling party was neither capable to run the government affairs, nor do politics.
“Political opponents are being arrested in bogus cases,” Bilawal Zardari said while talking to media outside a court in Karachi. He had arrived to attend hearing against his aunty and PPP leader Faryal Talpur and his father and former president Asif Ali Zardari.
He said the Bhutto family had been victimized since a long time and he had been watching it since his childhood. While, he said, the PPP never played the politics of revenge against anybody.
“(Though) We have fought dictators like Ayub Khan, Zia ul Haq and Pervez Musharraf,” he emphasised.
Bilawal said Zardari was a brave politician and he would not compromise on democracy.
On June 10, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Asif Ali Zardari from Islamabad in the fake bank accounts case.
The arrest was made after Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the petition seeking extension of the pre-arrest bail of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case.
A two member bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Kiani of the IHC had given the verdict on the petitions after hearing arguments from both sides. Both the siblings had left the court premises even before the verdict was announced.
They now have the option of appealing against the high court verdict in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The case against the duo relates to the transaction of Rs150 million to the Omni Group, a company owned by both the PPP leaders, through alleged fake bank accounts.
In August 2018, the Federal Investigation Agency had named Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed, his sons and over 10 others as suspects in alleged money laundering of more than Rs4 billion after 29 ‘fake’ bank accounts were found in Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and United Bank Ltd.