Nusrat Bhutto exempt from appearing in court

Express May 15, 2010

ISLAMABAD: A Rawalpindi Accountability Court on Saturday exempted ageing PPP leader Begum Nusrat Bhutto from appearing in the Cotecna reference case hearing.

In the reference, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari were accused of taking six percent of the total pre-shipment revenue for awarding the contract to the Cotecna trading company.

It was alleged that they received 11.8 million dollars in kickbacks for the 131 million dollars contract. Nusrat Bhutto is a co-accused in the same case.

During the court proceedings today, the court issued warrants for six foreign directors of the company while a charge sheet was also levelled against them.

The hearing was adjourned till May 31.