Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday in Islamabad over a money laundering case, the Pakistan media reported.
The development came after a high court rejected extending pre-arrest bail for him and his sister. Both are accused of hiding financial kickbacks in fake accounts.
Zardari, husband to late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhuttoo and president of the country’s main opposition party, has been in jail earlier on corruption charges. He has served as president from 2008 until 2013.
Zardari was elected to office after the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistani media showed members of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) entering his home after the Islamabad High Court’s decision.
Zaradari could be seen leaving the residence with his son – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari – the current chairperson of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).