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Toshakhana Case: Nawaz declared ‘proclaimed offender’; Zardari, Gillani indicted


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Sep, 2020. 10:37 am
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Toshakhana Case

An accountability court (AC) on Wednesday has declared former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as ‘proclaimed offender‘ in Toshakhana reference.

The AC has also indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari and former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani.

The accountability court is conducting the hearing of Toshakhana reference today against prominent political personalities including Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif over allegedly obtaining luxury vehicles from the treasury by paying 15 per cent of the actual price, whereas, the former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani had allegedly facilitated the allotment of the cars to both of them.

Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and ex-premier Yousaf Raza Gillani appeared in the hearing which is being heard by the accountability court’s judge Asghar Ali.

During the hearing, the judge declared Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender in the case and sought details of his movable and immovable assets within a week.

Moreover, the court also issued a non-bailable warrant for the arrest of Mian Nawaz.

Judge Asghar Ali remarked that the court will indict other accused persons in Toshakhana case after separating the case related to Nawaz Sharif.

However, the accused persons have denied the charges in the courtroom.

Yousaf Raza Gillani appeared at the rostrum and said that he has never violated the rules while approving the summary.