In accordance with the costs, Zardari and former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif obtained luxurious automobiles from the Toshakhana (state treasure home) by paying 15 per cent of the worth of the automobiles.
Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari. (File photograph: Reuters)
An anti-corruption court docket in Pakistan on Tuesday issued a bailable arrest warrant in opposition to former president Asif Ali Zardari for failing to seem earlier than it in a 2008 luxurious automobiles case.
Former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani are additionally accused within the case.
Representing Zardari, advocate Farooq Naek advised the court docket that his shopper was of superior age and look within the court docket may expose him to the novel coronavirus. Naek pleaded for his exemption however the court docket refused.
The court docket additionally rejected the plea that Zardari, 64, would seem as soon as the Covid-19 state of affairs improved.
Issuing the bailable arrest warrant of Zardari, Accountability Courtroom decide Asghar Ali adjourned the listening to until August 17.
Former prime minister Sharif who’s in London on medical parole was additionally absent for the listening to. His arrest warrant was issued in an earlier listening to.
The court docket has ordered that the method to declare him as a proclaimed offender needs to be initiated.
Former premier Gilani was additionally absent however was exempted by the court docket from private look as he’s affected by the coronavirus.
In accordance with the costs, Zardari and Sharif obtained luxurious automobiles from the Toshakhana (state treasure home) by paying 15 per cent of the worth of the automobiles.
Gilani was the then prime minister and had allegedly relaxed guidelines on sale of things from Toshakhana to facilitate the transactions.
Presents from international leaders and governments are deposited within the Toshakhana.