ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday submitted its reply on former president Asif Ali Zardaris bail petition in Islamabad High Court.

The anti-corruption watchdog in its reply opposed the bail granted to PPP co-chairman.

Reply was submitted by deputy prosecutor general NAB Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi.

In its reply, NAB claimed that Zardari deliberately misled the court regarding his bail petition and did not deserve any leniency on the matter.

NAB said former president was not cooperating with the bureau into the probe, and it fears that Zardari using his influence can tempered the evidence.

The probe into the fake accounts scam was ongoing as per the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and NAB had obtained all documentary evidence in accordance with the law, the reply stated.

NAB was not obliged to inform Zardari about any of the inquiries in which he had not been summoned, it added.

Earlier on Wednesday, the IHC extended the interim pre-arrest bail of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till April 29, after having approved the bail petitions of the two on March 28.

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