ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has been granted interim bail till July 28 in the New York property case.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari appeared in the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday in connection with the National Accountability Court (NAB) inquiry into a property allegedly owned by him in New York.
Asif Zardari was granted interim bail till July 28 in exchange for bonds of Rs0.5 million. The court sought a written reply from the NAB on his application for permanent bail.
Talking to reporters outside the court, Asif Zardari said that he would not give any advice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif regarding repatriation. “If he wants to come, he should come and if he does not want to come, he should not come,” he said.
When he was asked if he thought that there were two separate laws as he was summoned by the court while Nawaz Sharif was allowed to go abroad, the former president replied that Nawaz Sharif’s domicile was better than his.
On a question regarding his party policy, he said the question should be asked from Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari whether he wanted to go with the politics of resistance or reconciliation. When he was asked if he was in contact with the establishment, he said why not. “Do I not live in the country,” he wondered.