Court approves AZ’s pre-arrest bail in money laundering

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Karachi banking court on Thursday approved the pre-arrest bail of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s pre-arrest bail in money laundering case. The former president appeared in the court along with his lawyer Farooq H. Naik amid strict security. The court directed Zardari to submit surety bonds worth Rs20 lac. Journalists surrounded Zardari as he arrived at the court. “You did not come in helicopter?” asked the journalist. “Wait here and I will come back in helicopter,” he replied. Zardari also announced that Aitzaz Ahsan will be the next president.