A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Wednesday indicted former President Asif Ali Zardari and ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani, while former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was declared a segregator in the case of the Toshakhana transplant, which allegedly caused a heavy loss to the treasury.
Upon hearing the case, Judge Asghar Ali also sought details of the movable and immovable property of the 70-year-old Sharif, who is being treated in London, and asked all of the leaders charged in the case to be brought to justice within seven days become.
The case of the Toshakhana transplant is about the alleged relaxation of the rules by Gilani (68) in favor of Zardari (65) and Sharif in order to buy vehicles donated by foreign countries.
Sharif is accused of buying luxury cars from the treasury by paying only 15 percent of the price of those vehicles.
Similarly, Zardari and Gilani are also accused of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts from the treasure house.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed the case in March for allegedly violating the rules of the Toshakhana, which it alleged had caused a serious loss to the treasury.
According to the NAB, Gilani Zardari and Nawaz had facilitated the procurement of the vehicles.
The court has ordered the Foreign Office to execute the arrest warrants against Sharif through the Pakistan High Commission in London.
During Wednesday’s hearing, Anwar Majeed and Abdul Ghani Majeed, the two businessmen who are also indicted in the case, were charged.
All four men, including Zardari and Gillani, pleaded not guilty.
Since Sharif had failed to present himself to the court as he was in London for treatment, he was declared a proclaimed perpetrator and his case was separated from the other defendant.
He was also asked to show up within seven days.
The court also asked for details on Sharif’s movable and immovable property and warned that if he does not appear, his property will be frozen.
After the indictment, the court adjourned the case until September 24th and asked the NAB to produce its witnesses.
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