An accountability court’s Judge Arshad Malik, on Thursday (May 9) during the hearing of fake bank accounts case, said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had failed to provide copies of the reference filed against the suspects, including former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur,
The court adjourned hearing till May 21, after issuing orders to provide the suspects with copies of the reference. As the hearing went underway, the judge remarked “How will [they] even run the trial when they have not even provided the copies of the reference [to the suspects]”?
The accountability watchdog had reportedly prepared another reference in the fake accounts case and had summoned the former president at its Rawalpindi office for questioning. The former president, however, was unable to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the case pertaining to illegal awarding of a water supply contract to a private company. According to sources, Zardari submitted a written plea to the NAB stating that he would not be able to appear before the bureau due to his appearance in the accountability court.
According to sources, Zardari had been summoned in the Harish and Company case as NAB officials say that Harish and Company was the front company to Park Lane Estate which led to a loss of Rs60 million to the national exchequer.
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22 July, 2019