ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court on Wednesday deferred indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in two corruption references.
The court deferred proceedings in money laundering and Pink Residency references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) until 7th August due to the absence of Zardari’s counsel Farooq H. Naik.
The court had earlier fixed 29th July for indictment of Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the two references.
A junior counsel appeared on behalf of Naik and sought a date of hearing after 5th August. He informed the court that Farooque Naik could not appear in court due to the court appearance in Muzaffarabad.
The court also approved a petition of Zardari and Faryal Talpur seeking exemption from personal appearance in the case proceedings.
Judge Azam Khan of the accountability court said that the accused have to appear in court regularly after indictment and opening of the trial. He adjourned hearing of the case till 7th August.
Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused face charges of graft in money laundering in Pink Residency and other references filed by the anti-graft watchdog.
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