Nawaz Sharif declared proclaimed offender, Zardari indicted in Toshakhana reference
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday declared former prime minister Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender and indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari and former PM Yusuf Raza Gillani in Toshakhana reference case.
Omni Group’s Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed were also indicted in the same reference.
Judge Asghar Ali declared Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender after his case was separated from the other accused. The judge sought details of movable and immovable properties of the former premier in seven days. He also warned that his properties would be frozen if he did not appear before the court.
Yusuf Gilani objected to the indictment and said that he did nothing unlawful. He said he only approved a summary which was sent to him according to the law. He said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed the case against him neglecting the rules of business.
The court has ordered the NAB to present the witnesses on the next hearing on Sept 24.
On Jun 30, accountability court of Islamabad had issued bailable arrest warrant for Asif Ali Zardari for his continuous absence in the Toshakhana reference.
While, on June 11, the court had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the same case.