It’s nothing new, says Zardari after indictment

By: News Desk
Published: 11:35 AM, 9 Sep, 2020
It’s nothing new, says Zardari after indictment
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Former president Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday said his indictment in the Toshakhana reference was nothing new and they would be vindicated yet again.

“It has been happening in the past too. We have been emerging victorious in the past too, [and] we would be [victorious] in future too,” he remarked as a reporter sought his comments on the latest development. 

Zardari was talking to media persons after an accountability court in Islamabad indicted him, ex-prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and two others besides declaring PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif an absconder in the Toshakhana reference.

Another reporter asked the former president whether he had forgiven PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif for his comments about dragging him on roads, his reply was that the things used to change in politics.

About the accountability court’s decision to declare Nawaz an absconder, Zardari said the former prime minister was responsible for his own actions.

On the other hand, Gilani told media persons outside the court that they did not acted against the rules and his personal interest wasn’t involved in the issue.

Meanwhile, Farooq H Naek also spoke on the occasion and said the NAB did not have the powers to file supplementary references in the Park Lane and mega money laundering references.

He said the two references – in which Zardari is nominated – were also heard on Wednesday and they had argued that the court should hear only the original reference.

The former attorney general – who is representing Zardari in different cases – made these remarks after the former president requested the court to quash the mega money laundering.

Later, the accountability court adjourned further hearing of the matter till September 17 while also postponing the planned indictment of Zardari in the reference.