National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar issued production order of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday.
Both the leaders were arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in separate graft cases.
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the fake bank accounts case on June 10 after Islamabad High Court rejected his plea, seeking an extension in their interim bail in the fake bank accounts case.
The case pertains to transactions worth hundreds of millions of rupees to the two leaders’ private companies, allegedly, through fake bank accounts.
Shah said that the production order was issued for the ongoing budget session expected to last till June 29. “Zardari will be present in the assembly tomorrow (Thursday),” he said. “Better late than never.”
The PPP leaders – Abdul Qadir Patel, Shazia Marri, Shagufta Jumani, Agha Rafiq – have received the copy of production order.