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Mega money laundering case: Zardari’s indictment postponed till Sept 17

Mega money laundering case: Zardari’s indictment postponed till Sept 17
September 9, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court on Wednesday has postponed indictment of Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari till September 17 in mega money laundering case. The NAB court heard the proceedings of mega money laundering and Park Lane references, the former president and his sister Faryal Talpur appeared before court. Former president Asif Ali Zardari will now be indicted in the money laundering case on September 17 after a new petition was filed by the PPP chairman seeking acquittal in the supplementary reference. During the hearing, Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naik filed the petition requesting the court to dismiss the money laundering reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against his client. NAB Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi objected to the fresh application before the indictment in the case, saying they are asking for time for preparation on their own petition. “I am ready to present arguments on it, why aren’t they.” "We have not filed any supplementary reference in the money laundering case. The case was transferred from Karachi so he had filed a reference after his interrogation," he maintained. After hearing arguments from both sides, the court has postponed Zardari indictment in Park Lane and mega money laundering cases till September 17. Subsequently, a notice has also been sent to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Zardari’s plea of reference dismissal.