NAB court rejects Zardari's acquittal plea in suspicious transactions case
The court has decided to indict Asif AlI Zardari in next hearing.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Accountability court on Thursday has rejected the appeal filed by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari seeking acquittal in suspicious transactions case.
While announcing the reserved verdict, the court has decided to indict the PPP leader in next hearing.
Earlier in the day, the former president had requested the court to release him on the basis of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2021.
Zardari’s lawyer Farooq H. Naik stated that indictment of his client cannot be carried out after NAB ordinance. Suspicious transactions of Rs8 billion is a private deal and doesn’t come under NAB jurisdiction, he added.
Previously, accountability court had deferred the indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari in Rs8 billion suspicious transactions case due to his absence.
Asif Ali Zardari had requested the court to indict him through video-link; however, the court rejected his plea and warned to issue his arrest warrants.
It is to be mentioned here that Islamabad High Court had granted bail to Zardari on medical grounds in the case pertaining to suspicious transactions worth Rs8 billion made through a fake bank account.