Toshakhana: Accountability court issues bailable arrest warrant against Zardari

Toshakhana case: Accountability court issues bailable arrest warrant against Zardari
Islamabad: Accountability court has issued bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari in Toshakhana case.

According to details, court has issued bailable arrest warrents of Asif Zardari directing him to appear before the court in next hearing at any cost.

Zardari’s lawyer, Farooq H.Naek has given a statement in court that his plaintiff will appear before court in next hearing.

Moreover, the court has started proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for declaring him as proclaimed offender during the hearing of fake bank accounts reference.

The judge said that no implementation has been carried out on the non-bailable arrest warrant that was issued against the former premier.

“Nawaz Sharif is deliberately not taking part in court proceedings,” Judge Asghar Ali remarked.

Previously, the court had issued non-bailable arrest warrant for Nawaz Sharif over continuous absence in the case.

The court has adjourned hearing till August 17.

During previous hearings, NAB prosecutor maintained that Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif got vehicles from Yousaf Raza Gillani through illegal means.

The prosecutor told court that former president had only paid 15% cost of the cars by using his fake accounts, however, Libya and United Arab Emirates (UAE) also gifted him cars when he was serving as president.

NAB official further alleged that Asif Ali Zardari kept the cars for his personal use instead of submitting them to Toshakhana.

He added that PML-N supremo obtained the when he was not holding any public office without any application.