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Video-link indictment of Zardari in graft case is welcoming sign, tweets Fawad

  • Minister says Nawaz Sharif should join the trial proceedings via video-link and cases against him should be heard at once
09 Aug 2020

(Karachi) Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the use of technology in court proceedings is a welcoming sign. He added that an accountability court is going to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari in a graft case via video link tomorrow (August 10).

In a tweet on Sunday, he questioned why technology is not being used to hear cases against former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif who is in London.

He said Nawaz Sharif should join the trial proceedings via video link and cases against the ex-premier should be heard at once.

Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused are facing charges of corruption through fake bank accounts and embezzlement in the financial facility for Park Lane Private Limited and Parthenon (Pvt) Limited.

The Park Lane case is being investigated under different sections of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999, and the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2010, over Zardari’s alleged involvement in a loan and its misappropriation by Parthenon Private Limited.