Four graft references against Zardari, others sent back to NAB

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court of Islamabad on Friday sent four references including money laundering case, against former president Asif Ali Zardari and others back to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The verdict was announced by Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir after hearing the arguments from Mr Zardari’s lawyer Farooq Naek and the NAB prosecutors.

Farooq Naek was of the view that the NAB court had no jurisdiction to proceed in such matters after after the amendment to the National Accountability Ordinance.

Following the arguments, the judge returned the money laundering references against Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai and others to the anti-graft watchdog.

The plot allotment reference against Manzoor Qadir and others was also sent back to the NAB. The Sindh Bank reference against Bilal Sheikh and other suspects was also returned.


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