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Fake accounts case adjourned till May 21

Fake accounts case adjourned till May 21
May 9, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik adjourned the fake accounts case till May 21. PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur appeared in court. The Omni Group accused also attended the hearing. On the other hand, Asif Zardari will not appear before the NAB. He has sought time from the NAB. Earlier on May 7, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari on May 9. He was directed to bring the relevant record with him. According to the NAB officials, the Sindh government had given the contract to Harish and Company for water supply from the Special Initiative Department illegally, but no work was done on the project. They said that Harish and Company was the front company to Park Lane Estate which led to a loss of Rs60 million to the national exchequer. The NAB has already filed a reference in the accountability court.
IHC extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur till May 15
On April 29, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had extended the interim bail of PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and his sister Frayal Talpur till May 15. Earlier, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir adjourned the fake accounts case till May 9. The court also ordered PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Frayal Talpur, who were present in court, to submit the surety bonds worth Rs two million each. The judge questioned about the four arrested accused, including Hussain Lawai. The NAB prosecutor informed the court that he had written two letters to the Sindh chief secretary for getting custody of the accused, but got no reply. He said that he had received the death certificate of Iqbal Arain and would submit it to court after confirmation. Meanwhile, the accused Sher Muhammad also agreed to become the approver. The applications of Kiran and Naureen to become approvers are also under consideration.