Zardari seeks acquittal on basis of NAB Amendment Ordinance

ISLAMABAD: 14, OCTOBER, 2021: Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) co-chairman and erstwhile president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday has requested the court to acquit him on the basis of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2021.
The court reserved the verdict on the admissibility of the appeal.
The former president has appeared before accountability court in suspicious transactions case today.
Zaradri's lawyer Farooq H. Naik stated that "indictment of his client cannot be carried out after NAB ordinance." Suspicious transactions of Rs8 billion is a private deal and doesn’t come under NAB jurisdiction, he added.
The court, after hearing the preliminary arguments, reserved its decision on the admissibility of the petition, which will be announced shortly.
While talking to media after court appearance, PPP co-chairman termed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government as incompetent and claimed that PPP will form next government in the country. (04)

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