ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday announced it will indict former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case on October 4.
Today’s hearing was headed by the Accountably Judge Mohammad Bashir.
During the proceedings, Zardari’s counsel Latif Khosa told the court that despite the court’s orders, no air conditioner or fridge has been installed in his client’s cell.
Khosa told the court, “the court had given the order to give for my client in jail, instead, they gave bags containing ice.”
Farooq H Naek further told the court that his clients have not received copies of the reference against them.
To this, the judge asked ex-president when he came at the rostrum, whether he was given the copies of the reference against him or not.
To which Zardari responded, “we have just come in. We haven’t seen the copies yet.”
Khosa added, that another one of their’s would be presented before the same judge later.
To this, the judge said they should have the meeting in the next room as this one was getting crowded.
The court then said the accused will be indicted at the next hearing (October 4)and that they will be handed copies of the references.