Zardari decides to appear before court in Toshakhana NAB reference

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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

treasury.

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

regard. DNA

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