Zardari, Talpur to be indicted on October 4
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday has ordered to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on October 4 in the fake bank accounts case.
Zardari and Talpur were presented before court as Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the case. Zardari’s defence counsel Latif Khosa complained with the court that despite of the court’s orders, an AC and a fridge was not provided to his client in the jail.
“You ordered to give fridge in the jail, but they gave bags containing ice,” Khosa said. Farooq H Naek further told the court that his clients have not received copies of the reference against them.
To this, the judge asked Zardari, when he came at the rostrum, whether he has received the copies. “We have just come, we haven’t seen the copies yet,” he responded.
Later, the court ordered to indict Asif Ali Zardari and his sibling Faryal Talpur on the next hearing after providing them with the copies of the reference for the money laundering through fake bank accounts case.
On August 30, Asif Zardari was shifted to Adiala jail after his medical tests at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
He was brought to jail in an armoured vehicle amid tight security. Asif Zardari was sent to PIMS for treatment. He was kept in hospital amid tight security. All passages to OPD were closed, causing numerous problems for the people going towards ICU and the operation theatre.
The security officers did not allow Aseefa Bhuttto to meet her father at PIMS.
Earlier, the NAB has obtained new evidences against Pakistan Peoples’ Party co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane case.
Another trouble for the PPP co-chairman as the NAB found new evidence through investigating Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan’s (SECP) relevant record and testimonies of witnesses in the same case while probing into allegations against Zardari.
The anti-graft watchdog also decided to file a supplementary reference against Zardari in the Park Lane case. The bureau has informed the court that has been proceeding with the case about the matter.