Will become ‘more popular’ if arrested, says Zardari

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Pakistan’s top judge wants to know the basis on which the Islamabad High Court suspended the prison sentences of the Sharif family.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar were sent to jail after a trial court convicted for owning assets beyond the known source of income. They were released from Adiala Jail on September 19 after the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences.

The Supreme Court was hearing NAB’s appeal against the suspension of sentences on Tuesday.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that conspiracies are being hatched to put him behind bars, which however if materialise would make him even ‘more popular’.

Addressing a gathering in Nawabshah on Tuesday, the former president of the country remarked that he has been involved in conflicts with different governments of the past, adding that getting arrested was not that big a deal for him.