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    Former Pakistani president and currently a lawmaker in Parliament and leader of Pakistan People's party, Asif Ali Zardari, center, leaves the High Court building, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 10, 2019

    Twitter Erupts Over Ex-Pakistan President Zardari’s Arrest

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Zardari was arrested by Pakistan’s anti-corruption body while in his home in Islamabad after a court rejected his and his sister's bail plea. However, his sister has not been arrested.

    As former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on corruption charges on Monday, it left a lot of people on social media quite amused. However, there were others who were annoyed by Prime Minister Imran Khan's move against their beloved former leader.  

    The NAB, Pakistan’s anti-corruption body, accuses Zardari of maintaining fraudulent bank accounts and using them to launder money.

    Zardari was earlier jailed during the 1990s and early 2000s on various corruption charges.

    Many netizens posted hilarious memes and messages in reaction to his arrest. A user drew parallels between 1992 and 2019 and suggested with Zardari's arrest, Pakistan would now be able to win the Cricket World Cup as it did in 1992.

    ​Partners in corruption are now partners in conviction.#ArrestMrTenPercent#AsifAliZardari pic.twitter.com/r0lTY7TRxr

    Others posted memes joking about how Zardari would be "joining his political rival" Sharif in jail.

    Some applauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for keeping his poll-promise to arrest both Zardari and ex-Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif for their alleged corruption.

    However, some supporters of the PPP expressed solidarity with the former president.

    According to reports, Zardari's legal counsel are set to appeal against the arrest in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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