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Park Lane case: NAB files supplementary reference against Zardari

Park Lane case: NAB files supplementary reference against Zardari
August 18, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has filed a supplementary reference against former president Asif Ali Zardari in Park Lane case. According to details, the PPP leader has been nominated as key accused in the reference while company’s directors and two employees of a private bank have also been named in the case. The total number of accused has been increased to 19 in the supplementary reference. The supplementary reference has been filed in the accountability court in Islamabad. Earlier on August 10, accountability court has indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari in Park Lane reference via video link hearing. The hearing was conducted by AC Judge Azam Khan. Asif Ali Zardari, Anwar Majeed along with nine accused were indicted in the reference. Asif Zardari joined the indictment proceedings via video link from Bilawal House Karachi, Anwar Majeed from a hospital in Karachi while three other accused, Farooq Abdullah, Hanif, and Saleem Faisal joined the video link proceedings from Karachi. The accused refused to accept charge sheet and termed it baseless. During the hearing, the PPP co-chairman has pleaded not guilty in the case and asked the judge to write in the order that there was no defence counsel over which, the judge said that you don‘t need lawyer for listening to the accusations listed in the charge sheet. On August 8, an accountability court (AC) issued a written order pertaining to the indictment proceedings of former president Asif Ali Zardari and others in Park Lane reference. On July 05, Director General (DG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sindh Najaf Mirza constituted three prosecution teams for a video link indictment in the Park Lane case.