Raja Pervaiz Ashraf's acquittal plea dismissed July 08,2020
The court ordered to continue the trial against the accused and co-accused in graft reference.
AC-I Judge Muhammad Bashir announced the judgment on acquittal pleas which was reserved by the court after listening arguments from the both sides at large.
The other accused whose acquittal cases were dismissed include Tariq Nazir, Abdul Malik, Rasool Khan Mehsood, Shahid Rafi, Sheikh Zarar Aslam, Tahir Basharrat Cheema, Malik Razi Abbas, Wazir Ali Bhaio and Rana Muhammad Amjad.
The accused had filed acquittal cases under National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019. The NAB had filed the reference against former prime minister and others in 2013 and alleged them for misuse of powers which led a loss of Rs7.5 million to national exchequer.
It may be mentioned here that the above accused including Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had already been acquitted in two references pertaining to Perangaib Rental Power and Sahiwal Rental Power by the same court.