Court indicts ex-PM Gilani, others in TDAP case
KARACHI (92 News) – An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and others in Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) case. The former premier pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against him. The court indicted Gilani six years after corruption charges were instituted against him and others, but their trial was proceeding at a snail’s pace. Gilani, who remained premier in the previous PPP government until he was dislodged in a contempt of court case at the hands of the apex court, faces charges of massive corruption in disbursement of trade subsidies. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had lodged cases against the Gilani and other officials of the TDAP for their alleged involvement in approval and disbursement of fraudulent trade subsidies of billions of rupees to several fake companies.