ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday said that accountability should take place, but the institution conducting the accountability process must also be ‘independent’.
“Four [former] prime ministers have appeared before the accountability court, fifth one will also come here,” he said while talking to media outside the accountability court after the hearing of a corruption reference alleging him of misuse of authority.
The NAB prosecutor failed to show up during the hearing.
Accountability Judge Muhammed Arshad issued a second notice to the anti-graft watchdog on Gilani’s request of permanent exemption from appearing in the case and adjourned the hearing until November 23.
Earlier in September, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi filed a reference against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader over the charge of misusing the authority.
According to the anti-graft watchdog, an illegal marketing campaign incurred a loss of Rs 128 million to the national exchequer.
The National Accountability Bureau has launched a countrywide crackdown against corruption and other financial irregularities. Various references against notable personalities have been filed by the anti-graft body.