Asif Ali Zardari’s indictment deferred in money laundering case

An Accountability Court on Wednesday, deferred former president Asif Ali Zardari’s indictment in money laundering case.

Accountability Court Judge Azam Khan on Wednesday heard the money laundering, park lane reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others.

During the hearing, Asif Ali Zardari appeared before the court and filed a petition via his defense counsel Farooq H Naik seeking acquittal and the dismissal of money laundering reference filed by NAB against him.

Meanwhile the NAB prosecutor denied filed any supplementary reference in the money laundering case and maintained that a reference had been filed by him as the case was transferred from Karachi.

The court then deferred the indictment hearing and adjourned the hearing till September 17.

Money laundering case

NAB has filed a reference against Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and Omni group for being involved in money laundering of up to billions of rupees via fake accounts.

The reference was filed in light of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report that was constituted by then Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, had accused Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur and Omni Group of money laundering via 11,500 fake bank accounts and 924 fake account holders.