Thatta water supply case: Court to indict Zardari via video link on Aug 4
July 15, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Accountability court on Wednesday has decided to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari in Thatta water supply reference via video link on August 4. The case hearing was conducted by AC Judge, Azam Khan, in which Zardari excused himself from appearing before court owing to his health condition. “I have been suffering from various diseases and cannot appear before court,” he said. Later, the court decided to indict Asif Ali Zardari in the reference via video link and adjourned the hearing till August 4. In a written verdict, the court has directed NAB to make all arrangements for the indictment. Zardari is expected to attend the proceedings via video link. Moreover, the court has also summoned all the accused on the same day for further proceedings. The court will indict Zardari and others in a case pertaining to alleged financial wrongdoings in the Thatta Water Supply Scheme on August 4. The judge directed all accused named in the reference to appear in court on Aug 4 for indictment. The other accused are Nadeem Bhutto, Ashfaq Laghari, Minahal Majeed and Ejaz Khan. 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.