RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday has summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in fake bank accounts case on March 20.

According to details, the anti-graft watchdog has directed both PPP leaders to appear before NAB Rawalpindi on March 20.

On the other hand, Bilawal’s spokespersonhas denied all the reports.

Earlier today, Banking court ordered to transfer mega money laundering case from Karachi to Rawalpindi on the National Accountability Bureaus (NAB) plea.

During the hearing, the banking court accepted the NAB plea of moving the case to Rawalpindi from Karachi. However, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were absent during the hearing.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister skipped today’s hearing while Hussain Lawai, Abdul Ghani Majeed and others have appeared before the court. With the ruling of the court, the bails of accused including former president have been suspended.

After the bail suspension, Majeeds three other sons, Nimr Majeed, Zulqurnain Majeed and Ali Kamal Majeed, who are suspects in the case, fled from the court.

During the last hearing, defence counsel Farooq H Naek had objected to the NAB petition saying that the apex court had not passed such directives to shift the case. He said that the anti-graft body misinterpreted the court ruling in the case.

Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused are facing a probe into the money laundering involving over Rs35 billion laundered through fake bank accounts.