NAB shifts Faryal Talpur to jail

Islamabad: Faryal Talpur, who is in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has been shifted to Adiala Jail from a hospital.

The Pakistan Peoples Party leader, arrested in June in connection with the long-running money laundering

and fake accounts case, had been admitted to Polyclinic where she had reportedly been diagnosed with a gastric disorder.

The sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s arrest drew condemnation from PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto

Zardari, who in a statement shared on Twitter, questioned what law permitted shifting of a woman prisoner to jail at midnight against the advice of the doctors.

“Shifting of Faryal Talpur to jail on Eid is part of political victimisation,” Bilawal continued. “Our traditions and culture, along with the laws, have been [crushed] in Naya Pakistan.”

“Imran Khan, at a time when occupied Kashmir is under a lockdown, is busy with political victimisation,” he added.

The PPP chairman along with his sisters Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari had earlier visited Polyclinic to inquire after his aunt’s health.