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Court defers Zaradri’s indictment in fake bank accounts case

Court defers Zaradri’s indictment in fake bank accounts case
April 27, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The accountability court (AC) on Monday deferred the proceedings on indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari in fake bank accounts and mega money laundering case. During the hearing, exemption pleas of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were submitted in the court. The accountability judge adjourned judicial proceedings on all the references including Pink Residency and Nehr-e-Khayyam illegal allotment cases till June 10 due to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Meanwhile, lawyer Latif Khosa requested the court to hear the cases after Eidul Fitr. The Park Lane reference has been registered against Mr Zardari and Ms Talpur under different sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, and the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010. Mr Zardari has been accused of being involved “in extending loan and its misappropriation by M/s Parthenon Private Limited, M/S Park Lane Estate Private Limited and others”. On March 27, NAB had sent a questionnaire to Nawaz and had summoned him to the bureau office on March 31 to record his statement. Earlier on March 15, NAB’s Lahore office had summoned the PML-N quid to appear before the bureau on March 20, but no response came from him. Rehman was arrested in Lahore on March 12.