Zardari allowed to keep a fridge, an air conditioner and internet connection in jail

Lawyer of Zardari, Sardar Latif Khan Khosa filed an application against the jail authorities for not executing the court order.

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  • An accountability court seeks information about facilities available to the ex-president in jail.
  • The NAB in the case of fake bank accounts arrested Zardari on June 10 after the cancellation of his pre-arrest bail by the Islamabad High Court.

On Tuesday, an accountability court (AC) asked the administration of Adiala jail to share information about facilities accessible to the ex-president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari who is in jail in the fake bank accounts case on judicial remand till the 5th of September.

Lawyer of Zardari, Sardar Latif Khan Khosa filed an application against the jail authorities for not executing the court order. The petition was listened by the judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan.

Earlier accountability court was informed by the jail administration that the order has been forwarded to the home secretory and they are waiting for the response from the home department regarding this issue.

Last week, the ex-president was brought for the routine tests and medical examination to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences said the hospital management.

The application stated that Zardari was given ‘A’ class services in the jail even before he became the president of Pakistan in 2008.

Council said that the jail authorities violated the court orders by not providing facilities to their client even though he was suffering from various diseases.

However, the court has granted permission to provide various facilities in his cell at his own expense.

The former president was allowed to have a fridge, an air conditioner, an internet connection and a personal attendant in the cell from his pocket.

The NAB arrested Ex-president on June 10 in the case of fake bank accounts after the cancellation of his pre-arrest bail by the Islamabad High Court.

Regarding the amenities application, the court requested a complete report from the jail administration to provide the facilities to Zardaritill Wednesday and adjourned the hearing.

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