IHC stays Zardari’s indictment


Framing of charge sheet against former president Asif Ali Zardari has been stayed as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday restrained the accountability court to indict the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson in the multi-billion ru-pees suspicious transaction case for two weeks.

Asif Ali Zardari has invoked the jurisdiction of Islamabad High Court against the order of the ac-countability court that has decided to indict the PPP co-chairman in the NAB reference of more than Rs8 billion suspicious transaction on Thursday (today).

Accountability Court Judge Syed Asghar Ali had on October 14 decided to reject the PPP co-chairman’s acquittal plea in the NAB reference of a suspicious transaction of more than Rs8 billion, however, counsel for Asif Ali Zardari has challenged the ac-countability court order in the IHC on challenging the accountability court order, counsel for Zardari made Chairman NAB, Accountability Court and Federation as respondents saying the accountability court will indict his client in the case on October 28 (today).

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