Those who brought IK to power, now regretting: Zardari 

By: 24 News      Published: 02:43 PM, 16 Nov, 2021
Asif Ali Zardari
Asif Ali Zardari (File Photo)

Former president and Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari has said those who have brought Imran Khan to power, now they have realized that they have made a mistake, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

To a question asked by 24NewsHD reporter whether the Imran Khan government would complete its five-year term, Zardari retorted, “Insha Allah, he won’t.”

A journalist asked him that PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif sentenced Benazir Bhutto and Zardari himself mentioned the audio scandal. The journalist further said that today Maryam Nawaz was taking clue from that case, what he would like to say. On this, the former president said Maryam was like his daughters. “What should I say about her,” he added.

Zardari was talking to media after attending a hearing against him at an accountability court. 

IHC chides NAB for delaying arguments in Zardari case 

Separately, the NAB on Tuesday pleaded the Islamabad High Court to grant it more time to complete its arguments in its petition challenging the acquittal of Zardari in two references dating back to 2014. 

The court while accepting the request warned the anti-corruption body that it would be the last time that the court was granting NAB its request. 

The court said if the NAB did not present its arguments during next hearing, then the court would decide the case that very day.

A two-judge bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minullah and Justice Amir Farooq heard the NAB petition against the acquittal of the former president in the ARY Gold and Ursus Tractors references by the accountability court.

At the outset of the hearing of the case, the NAB prosecutor sought one month’s more time to present his arguments. 

On this, the CJ said: “You must realize that these are 2014 appeals. How much more time you need?”

The prosecutor said that two new amended ordinances of the National Accountability Bureau had been promulgated, that’s why he needed time.

Justice Farooq remarked what the amended NAB ordinances had to do with this case? 

The court granted only two weeks’ time to the NAB prosecutor to complete his arguments.