The courtroom additionally rejected the plea that Asif Ali Zardari, 64, would seem as soon as the COVID-19 scenario improved. Former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani are additionally accused within the case.
- PTI Islamabad
- Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 5:42 PM IST
An anti-corruption courtroom in Pakistan on Tuesday issued a bailable arrest warrant towards former president Asif Ali Zardari for failing to seem earlier than it in a 2008 luxurious autos case.
Former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani are additionally accused within the case.
Representing Zardari, advocate Farooq Naek advised the courtroom that his shopper was of superior age and look within the courtroom might expose him to the novel coronavirus. Naek pleaded for his exemption however the courtroom refused. The courtroom additionally rejected the plea that Zardari, 64, would seem as soon as the COVID-19 scenario improved.
Issuing the bailable arrest warrant of Zardari, Accountability Court decide Asghar Ali adjourned the listening to until August 17.
Former prime minister Sharif who’s in London on medical parole was additionally absent for the listening to. His arrest warrant was issued in an earlier listening to.
The courtroom has ordered that the method to declare him as a proclaimed offender ought to be initiated. Former premier Gilani was additionally absent however was exempted by the courtroom from private look as he’s affected by the coronavirus.
According to the costs, Zardari and Sharif obtained luxurious autos from the Toshakhana (state treasure home) by paying 15 per cent of the worth of the vehicles.
Gilani was the then prime minister and had allegedly relaxed guidelines on sale of things from Toshakhana to facilitate the transactions. Gifts from overseas leaders and governments are deposited within the Toshakhana.