ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (DNA): Former president Asif Zardari has decided
to appear before the accountability court in Toshakhana case.
An accountability court has summoned the former president to appear
before it on August 17 (Monday).
Zardari has decided to appear before the court on Monday.
According to sources, Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur will
reach Islamabad from Karachi tomorrow as the People’s Party has decided
to show its political muscle during hearing of the case.
The party leadership has directed its members of the Parliament and
People’s Lawyers Forum to reach Islamabad on August 17.
The court has issued warrants for Zardari in Toshakhana accountability
reference. Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani has been granted
exemption from appearance in hearing of the reference.
Meanwhile, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday challenged his
summoning by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Toshakhana
reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The NAB had filed a reference with the accountability court against the
former heads of the state and governments for not depositing luxury
vehicles and valuable gifts received from the foreign leaders in the
Zardari had received expensive cars as a gift from Libya and the UAE as
president but did not deposit it in the Tosha Khana, the sources added.
The reference states that Zardari and Sharif obtained cars from
Toshakhana by paying 15 per cent of the price of the cars. The bureau
further alleged that Gilani facilitated Zardari and Nawaz in this