The charges in the latest case centre around allegations Zardari laundered millions of dollars through suspect bank accounts and companies. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman Nawazish Ali confirmed that Zardari has been arrested, without giving details.
A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former president Asif Ali Zardari from his house in Islamabad on Monday afternoon.
The NAB was fully authorized to arrest any accused for investigation goal under in light of the Supreme Court orders.
According to news agency PTI, over 20 "benami" accounts at some private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made.
Small scuffles erupted between police and supporters of Zardari's Pakistan People's party (PPP) outside his family's residence in Islamabad as he was taken into custody.
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"We are waiting for IHC's written order", he said, adding that future strategy will be decided once the party receives the order.
Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here on Monday appealed his party activists to remain calm and peacefull, ARY News reported.
Zardari was arrested when the National Assembly was in session and another former premier of PPP, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, demanded that the speaker should issue order to bring Zardari to the House. However, the anti-graft body did not arrest Zardari's sister and no explanation was given.
The apex court also ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to quicken the pace of the investigation.
Never popular and always shrouded in controversy, Zardari - who was once jailed for 11 years for corruption - stepped down from the president s office in 2013.
Last year, Pakistani authorities discovered several accounts in the name of poor people that had been flooded with cash, then suddenly emptied.