Politicians who are in NAB custody or in jail | Goonj

Politicians who are in NAB custody or in jail

The spate of arrests targeting politicians does not bode well for the health of the political process in the country. With the arrest of Ex President Asif Ali Zardari and Ex PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi by NAB, there are now 12 politicians, the vast majority of them from opposition parties in jail, with one convicted and the rest pending investigation. Included in this number are two Waziristan MNAs in police custody, who were booked for assault and criminal conspiracy in May but whose production orders are yet to be issued. There are reports of NAB ‘hunting’ for yet another opposition party politician, and speculation is rife regarding the next member of the PPP or PML-N to be picked up.