Former President Asif Zardari faces a setback from the Accountability court

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Former President Asif Zardari faces a setback from the Accountability court

*ISLAMABAD - **Former President Asif Zardari faces a setback from the Accountability court, media reoort has claimed.*

*Former president Asif Ali Zardari is currently under treatment at Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, wants to be treated in Karachi. *

*He filed a petition in an accountability court in Islamabad to give him permission to do so. The court, however, dismissed his plea on Tuesday. *

Judge Muhammad Azam Khan announced the reserved verdict.

The petition, which has been filed by Zardari’s lawyer Latif Khosa, says that Zardari will pay the cost of his own treatment. All his medical reports are in Karachi, Khosa told the court, adding that his client can be treated better there.

The NAB prosecutor opposed this and said that Zardari has access to all medical facilities in the city. “If they want the court to provide them with a bed, then we will submit a request to the government,” he said.

His remarks did not go down well with Khosa. “Zardari has never begged before anyone nor will he do so in future,” he said.

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