NAB court defers indictment of ex PM Gillani in illegal contract case

By: News Desk      Published: 01:55 PM, 21 Dec, 2020
NAB court defers indictment of ex PM Gillani in illegal contract case

Accountability court Monday deferred indictment of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former Prime Minister (PM) Yousaf Raza Gillani and others in an illegal advertisement contract case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The counsels of two accused submitted exemption from personal appearance to the court and two remained absent in today’s hearing.

During the hearing, the court has also rejected the acquittal pleas of co-accused in the case and adjourned the hearing till January 12.

It is to be mentioned here that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had accused Yousaf Raza Gillani, former secretary of Information Technology Farooq Awan, ex-press information officer (PIO) Muhammad Saleem, former Universal Service Fund secretary Syed Hasan Sheikh and others of misusing their positions and illegally granting an advertising contract.

This step had caused loss of Rs129.07 million to the national exchequer, the anti-corruption watchdog stated.