PPP MPA Faryal Talpur was presented before an Islamabad accountability court Saturday and was remanded into NAB custody for nine days.
She was arrested on Friday in a money laundering case.
Judge Arshad Malik announced the verdict on NAB’s request for her 14-day physical remand. She will be presented before a court on June 24.
A medical examination conducted by a PIMS medical board on Friday showed that her blood pressure and sugar levels were normal.
The arrest warrants were issued by NAB Chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Thursday night.
She has been placed under house arrest. She was living at her residence in Islamabad’s F-8 and it has now been declared a sub-jail. Two female NAB officers have been appointed to live at the sub-jail with her.
Some analysts suggest that she has been placed under house arrest because of NAB’s recent policy not to arrest women named in corruption references. The bureau had instead decided to send questionnaires to the women they wanted to investigate. Keeping in line with this policy, questionnaires were sent to the wife and daughters of PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif.
On June 10, NAB arrested Talpur’s brother former president Asif Ali Zardari in a money laundering case after the Islamabad High Court did not extend his bail in the case.
The FIR for the case was filed in Karachi. A banking court was hearing it but it was transferred to NAB Islamabad after the Supreme Court handed over the fake accounts case. The investigation is still in the inquiry stage.
It pertains to NAB’s claims that a company owned by Zardari and Talpur received Rs30 million of Rs4.4 billion in suspicious transactions carried out through fake accounts.