Suspicious transaction case: Asif Zardari appears before accountability court
ISLAMABAD: Former president and senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that the government that ran on debts was nowhere to be seen and if there was a government, it was destined to fall.
He said this during an informal conversation with journalists in the National Assembly. He was accompanied by his daughter Aseefa Zardari.
Replying to a question, Asif Zardari said, “We have to keep an eye on the issue of Afghanistan and think about it. The situation in Afghanistan is dangerous and its effects could be felt in Pakistan.” He also said that the parliament should be taken into confidence on the issue of relations with Israel.
Earlier, Asif Ali Zardari appeared in an Islamabad’s Accountability Court as an accused in a case pertaining to suspicious transactions worth Rs8 billion. Aseefa Bhutto also appeared in the court along with her father. Farooq H Naik submitted a power of attorney on behalf of Zardari and presented the court order granting bail to his client.
The NAB has submitted a report against Mushtaq Ahmed, the alleged front man of Asif Ali Zardari, which states that Mushtaq Ahmed did not appear when summoned during the entire interrogation. We believe that Mushtaq was fugitive since 2015, so the court should issue an arrest warrant for Mushtaq Ahmed, the accountability watchdog demanded.
The court allowed Asif Zardari to leave while the co-accused Mushtaq Ahmed was re-issued summon notice. The accountability court also ordered Asif Zardari to provide copies of the reference. The court adjourned the hearing till July 27.