Pakistan News : An Accountability Court (AC) Monday adjourned till Dec 23 the corruption references filed against former President Asif Ali Zardari by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The cases against Zardari, who enjoyed immunity for being head of the state in the past, have been reopened by the NAB are: ARY Gold reference, SGS-Cotecna, Polo Ground reference, Ursus Tractors case and Asset case.
Today, the former president did not appear before the AC judge Muhammad Bashir who was hearing the cases. Zardari was likely to be indicted today in one of the references.
However, Zardari’s counsel Farooq H.Naik turned up and apprised the judge that his client did not appear over security reasons. He told the court that Zardari would appear in next hearing with appropriate security.
The court also called witnesses in three different cases, but adjourned the case till Dec 23.