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Over 200 PPP Workers Arrested Outside NAB Headquarters

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More than 200 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers were arrested as clashes between them and the police erupted outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) headquater in Islamabad.

PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira confirmed that over 200 party workers were taken into custody while around 50 others were missing.

The workers had gathered outside NAB office to welcome party chiefs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari, who appeared before NAB authorities today.

Police arrests PPP worker. (Source: GEO)

The workers had allegedly pelted stones at the police officers. One police official is said to have been wounded.

Kaira condemned the arrests and demanded immediate release of party workers. PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari also demanded the same saying that police arrested peaceful workers who were there to welcome their leaders.

PPP leader Saeed Ghani, who was present outside the NAB headquarter, accused the police of assaulting some workers before arresting them. He demanded action against the police officers and demanded immediate release.

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Bilawal and Zardari are being quizzed by the NAB officials in connection with the Park Lane Estate probe in the ongoing fake bank accounts case. Bilawal is being inquired by a 5-member team while Zardari is being quizzed by a 11-member probing unit.

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