Fake accounts case: another suspect becomes approver against Zardari
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After two women bank officer, another suspect in the fake accounts expressed his willingness to become approver to testify against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused in the case.
However, suspect Sher Muhammad offered to become approver to testify in the case.
It is worth mentioning here that two accused, Kiran and Noreen, employees of a private bank, had requested the court to allow them to testify as witnesses. They told the court that they had already submitted a request to the NAB chairman in this regard.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik resumed the hearing of the case as the former president and his sister appeared in court amid tight security. He approved bail for Zardari and Talpur against a surety bond of Rs2 million each.
During the hearing, a NAB prosecutor informed the judge that no decision has been made with regard to the request by the two women to turn approver in the case.
The judge asked the prosecutor about the whereabouts of Hussain Lawai and three other arrested accused. At this, he replied the bureau had written a letter to the Sindh chief secretary for ensuring their appearance in the court but got no response.
The accountability judge directed NAB to take up the matter with the chief secretary again and hinted at approaching the Sindh High Court (SHC) over the matter.
The hearing was adjourned till May 9.
Speaking to the journalists after hearing, Criticising the NAB, Zardari said that either the anti-graft watchdog would function in the country or the economy. “Both cannot work together,” he said.
PPP co-chairman expressed willingness to participate in JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s anti-government movement. He was sceptical of the fact that the incumbent government would complete its tenure, responding ‘god forbid’ when questioned on the matter after the hearing of the fake accounts case today.