Former President Asif Zardari seeks relief from Islamabad High Court

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Former President Asif Zardari seeks relief from Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday extended its stay orders against the indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari in Rs8.3 billion suspicious transactions in fake bank accounts case.

A division bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamer Farooq conducted hearing of a petition filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman against the Islamabad accountability court’s order dated October 14 of rejecting his acquittal plea in the case.

During the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor Nasir Mehmood Mughal submitted NAB’s reply in the petition. Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naek said that he would argue the case after studying the NAB’s reply.

The court accepting his plea deferred the case till December 14 for further proceedings. The bench also restrained the trial court from framing charges against him till further order