Court issues bailable arrest warrant for Asif Zardari in Toshakhana case

Court defer Zardari’s indictment in graft reference till August 7

ISLAMABAD (APP): An Accountability Court (AC) on Tuesday deferred the indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari in Thatta water supply reference connected with fake bank accounts case till August 7.

AC Judge Azam Khan conducted the hearing.

Defense pleaded that senior lawyer Farooq H Naek was unable to attend the court proceedings for the day and sought adjournment.

The court sought a reply from the NAB in a plea filed by Asif Ali Zardari seeking dismissal of the reference filed against him.

The court also accepted the exemption plea of Asif Ali Zardari from the appearance of today’s hearing. The hearing will now be resumed on August 7.

According to NAB, the instant case pertains to illegal award of a contract by Special Initiative Depart-ment for water supply scheme, Thatta to a private contractor, Harish & Co.

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