NAB Ord does not apply on public office holders’

Observer Report

An accountability court in Islamabad Saturday ruled that it is prima facie established that PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was involved in the Rs8 billion suspicious transactions case.

In its written verdict relating to the rejection of Asif Ali Zardari’s acquittal plea in the corruption reference, the accountability court said that it is an irrefutable fact that Zardari was a public office holder.

accused Zardari of showing the value of his house in Karachi less than its actual price in the documents.

On Thursday, the accountability court had set October 28 as the date for the indictment of Asif Ali Zardari in the case.

While rejecting the acquittal plea of the former president, accountability judge Syed Asghar Ali had summoned him on the next hearing for indictment. The hearing was then adjourned till October 28.

“The new NAB ordinance does not apply on the public office holders,” read the verdict.
Zardari is facing charges of money laundering and corruption to the tune of Rs8 billion. The NAB has also

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