LAHORE - A national accountability court sent former PPP Punjab president Qasim Zia to prison on 14-day judicial remand .

NAB officials produced Qasim Zia before a court and sought his physical remand but the judge denied his physical remand and sent him to jail.

On Aug 7, NAB authorities arrested Qasim Zia for his alleged role in fraud of more than Rs100 million in a stock market.

Previously, NAB officials did not allow his son and the legal team of Qasim Zia to meet him in the lock up despite that the court had ordered the officials to arrange his meeting with his family and legal team fighting his case.

Elected twice from Faisalabad’s constituency PP-59, Zia served as a member of Punjab Assembly from 2002-2007, and from 2008-2013. He functioned as Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly during his earlier term from 2002-2007.

Zia was appointed president of Pakistan Hockey Federation in 2008 and served as the federation's chief till 2013. He is an Olympic Gold Medalist in the field of hockey, and also remained a member of Pakistan's national hockey team from 1980-87.