PPP files application seeking production order of Zardari for NA session

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ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Tuesday submitted an application with the secretariat of the National Assembly (NA), seeking production order of former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari – who is under the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi for investigation into the money laundering through fake bank accounts case.

However, the production order could not be issued till the last reports came in, and it is being anticipated that the PPP would stage a strong protest over the matter during a session of the NA today.

Yesterday, PPP members forgot to file the application as all the focus of the party, in the recent days, has been towards de-seating of the chairman of the Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani.

The session called on the demand of the opposition in the NA will be held today.

Sources said that the PPP workers kept handling over the responsibility of the production order for Zardari to attend the NA session on each other when they realised to have forgotten to submit the application.

According to PPP sources, the acting chief of the PPP in the NA, Shazia Marri was responsible to submit the application.

PPP leader Abdul Qadir Patel had said that he had no knowledge about the submission whereas PPP Secretary Information Dr Nafeesa Shah had claimed that it must have already been submitted.