Zardari gets relief in Park Lane reference

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In a major relief to Pakistan People’s Party Co-Chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari, an accountability court on Wednesday returned the Park Lane reference to the National Accountability Bureau.

Accountability court judge Rana Nasir Javed heard the arguments before reserving his judgment.

The judge declared that the reference exceeded the court’s jurisdiction.

In the mega money laundering charges, the former president, his sister and several of their business associates were being probed as part of a 2015 case involving fake accounts and fictitious transactions.