Accountability court indicts Zardari in Park Lane reference

Accountability court indicts Zardari in Park Lane reference

Islamabad (Web Desk): An accountability court on Monday indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane reference via video link.

Zardari appeared before the court for today’s hearing via video link from his Bilawal House residence in Karachi.

Judge Muhammad Azam Khan heard the reference.

During the hearing, Zardari maintained that his lawyer, Naek, was busy in court hence he could not be indicted today.

The accountability court judge said that Zardari's lawyer could have sent his assistant lawyer to attend today's hearing. "These are just two simple sentences in English, you can listen to them and answer," said the judge.

Zardari requested the judge to write in his order that the charges were framed against him whilst his lawyer was not present in court.

Other accused in the case, namely, Omni Group chief Anwar Majeed, Sher Ali, Farooq Abdullah, Saleem Faisal and Muhammad Hanif, were also indicted during the hearing.

All of the accused, including the former president and Anwar Majeed, maintained innocence and pleaded not guilty before the court.