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Ali Zaidi remanded into police custody in ‘fraud’ case

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh president Ali Haider Zaidi handed over to the police for three days in a ‘fraud’ case.

Ali Haider Zaidi was arrested last week after a ‘fraud’ case was filed against him at Ibrahim Hyderi police station.

PTI Sindh chapter president was escorted to court in an armored vehicle from the Gadap police station. A big number of PTI employees showed up at the Malir court to demonstrate their support for the former federal minister.

During today’s hearing, Ali Zaidi’s counsel argued with the court to dismiss the case against his client because Ali Zaidi was not in Pakistan on the dates of the money transfers.

However, the police objected to the plea and asked the court for physical remand in order to further examine the matter.

After rejecting the dismissal plea, the Malir court returned Ali Zaidi to police in three-day custody.


The first information report (FIR) was filed after a property dealer, Fazal Elahi, filed a complaint against PTI leader.

The FIR was filed under Pakistan Penal Code Sections 34 (multiple acts done in furtherance of a common intention), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), and 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating).

In the FIR, the complainant alleged that Zaidi had given him a loan of Rs180 million in 2013. He stated that as a surety, Zaidi gave him the paperwork for a property worth Rs16.7 million and offered to pay the remaining Rs12.5 million within six months.

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