ISLAMABAD: The accountability court has adjourned proceedings against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in money laundering and Park Lane Properties references till 19th September on Thursday.
Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were presented before the Duty Judge Raja Jawad Abbas. The hearing was adjourned by the duty judge without any proceedings till September 19.
The duty judge remarked while adjourning the hearing, “Concerned judge is hearing both the reference.”
The brother-sister duo was sent back to jail after their attendance in the court.
In the last hearing of the case, the judicial remand of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, was extended till 5th September in fake bank accounts case.
Copies of the Park Lane reference were handed over to the suspects during today’s hearing.
At the outset of the hearing, the counsel of Zardari and Lateef Khosa complained that his client is allegedly being disturbed by the jail authorities.
He said, “Despite permission, he is not being allowed to meet his daughters.”
He continued that NAB Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi had exchanged words with the AC judge, “You are only listening to the arguments of Zardari’s counsel, not from our side.”
“It is the matter related to the prison not linked with you”, the judge had replied. Later, Abbasi apologized to the court.
Both Zardari and Talpur are being held at Adiala Jail after they were arrested by the accountability watchdog earlier this year on charges of laundering billions of rupees through fictitious accounts.