Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) approved the petition of former President Asif Ali Zardari for protective bail against the warrant issued in money laundering case due to a recent crackdown on corruption.

IHC Judge Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb approved Zardari’s plea for protective bail in a chamber session at IHC, Asif Zardari appeared before the court along with his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari.

He got approval of bail for two weeks by IHC and has been ordered to appear before the banking court on 3rd September.

Earlier, reports were suggesting that a warrant was issued against Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in money laundering scam which was denied by PPP’s lawyer Farooq H. Naik.