ISLAMABAD: 29, SEPTEMBER, 2021: An accountability court on Wednesday has deferred the indictment of erstwhile president Asif Ali Zardari in Rs8 billion- suspicious transactions case.
During the proceedings, Zardari requested the court to indict him via video link. However, the court rejected his plea and warned that if he is not present on the next hearing, the court will issue his arrest warrants.
The court adjourned the hearing till October 14 and asked the PPP leader to ensure his presence in the next hearing.
The Islamabad High Court had granted bail to him on medical grounds in suspicious transactions case worth Rs8 billion made through a fake bank account.
On September 12, an accountability court in Islamabad announced the date for issuing an indictment to former president Asif Ali Zardari in Rs8 billion- suspicious transactions reference.
During the hearing, the court issued a written order stating the date for the next hearing and summoned Zardari for indictment on September 29. (04)