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Accountability court adjourns fake accounts case till April 29

Accountability court adjourns fake accounts case till April 29
April 16, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik on Tuesday adjourned the fake accounts case till April 29. PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before court. The court had summoned 26 accused. The investigation officer told court that Iqbal Arain, one of the accused, has passed away. The court ordered to produce his death certificate. It also summoned the accused through the Sindh chief secretary. Moreover, the court issued bailable arrest warrants for three accused. Responding to journalists queries about the presidential system after the hearing, Asif Zardari said that the PPP is not in favor of the president system. “We will resist if an attempt made to introduce the presidential system,” he added. To another question, Asif Zardari said that it occurs in such acts. He said that a new experiment is carried out in the country daily. “The situation is getting worse with each passing day,” he maintained. Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur’s interim bails extended till April 29 Earlier on April 10, the Islamabad High Court extended the interim bails of former president Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur till April 29. Justice Amir Farooq asked the NAB prosecutor that how many inquiries being run against Asif Zardari.
IHC seeks reply from Asif Zardari within two weeks
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned the Asif Zardari disqualification case for two weeks. The court also sought reply from Asif Zardari within two weeks. During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah questioned why such matters are not settled in the parliament. “What was the need to put the burden on the court?” he remarked. Talking to the media, PTI leader Usman Dar said that the logical end of the corruption king Asif Zardari is near. Khurram Sher Zaman asked Asif Zardari to be ready as the seat and designation of Asif Zardari about to vacate. On January 22, PTI leaders Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman, through their counsel Sikander Bashir Mohmand, had moved the court seeking permanent disqualification of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari from parliament under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for not declaring a flat in the US and two bulletproof vehicles in his statement of assets. The petition sought a declaration that Zardari was allegedly neither righteous nor sagacious in terms of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution and also Section 231 of the Election Act, 2017 and therefore not qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of the National Assembly. The petition also sought a declaration that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should hold that Zardari was not qualified to be elected or chosen or to officiate as or exercise powers of the ‘party head’ within the meaning of Article 63A of the Constitution including the offices of PPP-Parliamentarian president and PPP co-chairperson. The ECP, the National Assembly secretary and Zardari are respondents in the petition.