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Thatta water supply case: Zardari's indictment postponed till August 7

Thatta water supply case: Zardari's indictment postponed till August 7
August 4, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – An accountability court on Tuesday has postponed indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari in Thatta water supply reference till August 7. The hearing was presided over by AC Judge Muhammad Azam Khan. At the outset of hearing, a reply was sought from National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Zardari’s plea seeking dismissal of the reference against him. The court granted exemption from court’s appearance to Asif Ali Zardari. The proceedings were deferred till August 7 due to absence of PPP leader’s lawyer Farooq H. Naek. According to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the instant case pertains to illegal award of a contract by Special Initiative Department for water supply scheme, Thatta to a private contractor, Harish & Co. Zardari was released after being granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Dec 11, last year, on medical grounds. An Accountability Court yesterday deferred indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in money laundering and Pink Residency references. Earlier, NAB team had arrived at Zardari’s residence for his virtual indictment arrangements in the case as he had refused to visit court for hearings owing to coronavirus outbreak. Court had postponed indictment of former president and Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in mega money laundering case till August 7. In December 2019, former president Asif Ali Zardari was released on medical grounds after an accountability court in Islamabad issued separate robkars [mandamuses] in the Park Lane Estate Company and the money laundering through fake bank accounts cases against him.