KARACHI: A district and sessions court on Monday sent Nadeem Bhutto believed to be a close aide of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on a five-day transit remand for shifting him to the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) headquarters in Islamabad under its custody in connection with the fake bank accounts case.
According to media reports, Nadeem Bhutto was to be produced before an accountability court, however due to leave of the court’s judge, he was presented in the sessions court.
He is alleged to have worked as Zardari’s front man and is accused of laundering money through fake bank accounts on Zardari’s behest.
On Sunday, a team of the NAB raided Naudero House in Larkana, the ancestral home of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and arrested its in-charge Nadeem Bhutto, who had been taking care of financial affairs of the Naundero House.
Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai, Summit Bank senior vice president Taha Raza are among those being investigated in the fake bank accounts case related to alleged money laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts.