Toshakhana Case: Arrest Warrants issued for Zardari, Nawaz to be declared fugitive

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Jul, 2020. 01:17 pm

While ordering former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to appear on August 17th in Toshakhana reference case, the Accountability court Islamabad has issued arrest warrant for former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari in the same case.

According to details, The accountability court has said that Nawaz Sharif is deliberately fleeing from the court proceedings. The court has started the process of declaring Nawaz Sharif a fugitive.

The court has given Nawaz Sharif till August 17 to respond.

On the other hand, in the same reference, the court has issued bailable arrest warrants against Asif Zardari with 50,000 bail bonds.

The court remarked that If Asif Zardari does not appear with a guarantor, he should be arrested and produced before the court.

Previously, the court had issued non-bailable arrest warrant for Nawaz Sharif over continuous absence in the case.

Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif got cars from Yousaf Raza Gillani through illegal way.

Zardari had only paid 15 percent cost of the cars by using his fake accounts, however, Libya and United Arab Emirates (UAE) also gifted him cars when serving as president, he told.

NAB official alleged that Asif Ali Zardari used these cars for his personal work instead of submitting them to Toshakhana.

Nawaz Sharif got car without any application in 2008 when he was not holding any public office, the anti-corruption watchdog’s representative stated.

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