Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and former finance minister Shaukat Tareen on Tuesday were indicted, along with 10 others, in Rental Power Project (RPP) case by an accountability court, a private news channel reported.
Ismail Qureshi and Shahid Rafique, former federal secretaries, have also been indicted with charges of corruption in Sahuwal and Piranghaib rental power projects.
The former premier was not present at the court hearing, his charges were read to his lawyers.
All accused deny the charges leveled against them.
The court hearing has been adjourned to June 20 while the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been directed to provide evidence and witnesses against the indicted on the next hearing.
12 RPP cases are being investigated by NAB for nine RPPs failing to set up plants after receiving more than 22 billion rupees to commission projects by the government.
Rs13 billion have been recovered by NAB.