ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Saturday granted presidential immunity to President Asif Ali Zardari in Toshakhana references against him, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Senate Chairman Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, and others. Accountability court judge Nasir Javed Rana in its written order granted presidential immunity to Zardari.

The NAB had filed the Toshakhana reference against Zardari, Sharif, Gilani, and others for allegedly acquiring three vehicles including BMW 750 Li model 2004, Toyota Lexus Jeep 472 model 2007 gifted by the embassy of United Arab Emirates (UAE), and BMW 760 LI model 2008 gifted by embassy of Libya and gifts from Toshakhana -an official treasury where gifts from foreign dignitaries or heads of state are deposited- in violation of rules and regulations.

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The judgment says that the president sought immunity as per Article 248 (2) of the Constitution, following which no case can be registered or action taken against the petitioner. The written order further added that the prosecution raised no objection to the president’s plea; hence, it was approved and case proceedings were halted until the end of Zardari’s tenure as president of Pakistan.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024


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KU May 12, 2024 08:01am
That's democracy for you. They are team NRO n it's graduates. Sad reality is that Pakistan keeps suffering at their hands n the Raj who serves them.
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Imran Free Now May 12, 2024 12:15pm
A political comedy called Pakistan.
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