The accountability court on Thursday has issued non-bailable arrest warrant for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif over continuous absence in Toshakhana case.
As per details, Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani appeared before the court.
During the hearing, the court approved PPP co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zaradri’s exemption plea, asking where he is and why he has not attended the hearing.
In a response, Zardari’s lawyer Farooq H Naek said that his client is in Karachi and if he attends the proceedings, there will be no space in the court as the PPP workers will throng court for showing solidarity with their leader.
Asif Ali Zardari has to appear in the court for at least one time, the judge remarked.
Meanwhile, Yousaf Raza Gillani has filed an exemption plea, stating that he is unable to appear in the court again and again due to coronavirus outbreak.
Previously, accountability court had issued arrest warrant against Nawaz Sharif and directed Asif Ali Zardari to appear on June 11.
Earlier, NAB prosecutor said that Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif got cars from Yousaf Raza Gillani through illegal way.
The NAB had filed a reference with the accountability court against the former political leaders of the state for not returning luxury vehicles and expensive gifts taken from the foreign leaders in the treasury.
According to NAB Nawaz Sharif got a car without any application in 2008 when he was not holding any public office, the anti-corruption watchdog’s representative stated.
Owners of Omni Group, Khawaja Anwar Majeed, and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majeed also nominated as accused in the reference.