On Wednesday, an accountability court in Islamabad rejected former President Zardari’s request to dismiss cases against him. The court instead ruled that the former president be indicted in three corruption cases. The three references included the Park Lane case, the mega-money laundering, and the Harish & Company case.
In his verdict, Judge Azam Khan announced that Zardari could not be acquitted in references for fake bank accounts. The accountability court has summoned Zardari and all other suspects in the case, on September 28. However, in the fake bank accounts case, the Islamabad High Court extended the former president’s interim bail until October 15.
Zardari faces multiple corruption cases that came into the limelight in 2018. The former president, his sibling Faryal Talpur and several of their business associates are being probed as part of a 2015 case regarding fake accounts and fictitious transactions.
Asif Ali Zardari was indicted in the Park Lane case on August 10, according to Nab he used the company as a “front” to siphon off illegal money. whereas, the Thatta Water Supply Company case involves an illegal award of a contract by the Sindh Special Initiative Department for water supply scheme in Thatta to a private contractor, Harish & Company.