Reference against Gillani adjourned till Aug 27

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An Accountability Court (AC) Tuesday adjourned hearing on a corruption reference till August 27, against former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani and others for allegedly misusing their authority in an illegal publicity campaign. Duty judge Tahir Mehmood heard the case due to the leave of AC-Ia Judge Muhammad Bashir. During outset of hearing, NAB’s prosecutor stated that all accused persons were present in court. However, Gillani didn’t appear as the court had granted him exemption from hearing. The judge asked that this date was fixed for indictment of accused persons then why accused Inaam Akbar was not produced in court to which the prosecutor said that he couldn’t be presented as accused was also facing cases in Karachi.—APP