Zardari denies owning any property, bank account abroad

Published: August 28, 2018
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Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has informed the Supreme Court that he does not own any properties or bank accounts abroad, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The former president claimed this in an affidavit submitted in the Non-Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case registered against him in the country’s top court. Hearing of the case will take place on Wednesday.

The affidavit, submitted through his counsel Farooq H Naek, also stated that Zardari stands by whatever he has written in the already recorded statement.

In April, a SC bench issued notices to former presidents General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and Zardari, former attorney general Malik Mohammad Qayyum and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over a petition filed against the NRO.

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The petition was filed by Feroze Shah Gillani wherein he submitted that the country had suffered a loss of billions of rupees due to the ordinance and requested the court to take action to recover the stolen amount.

Subsequently, the top court gave a one month to the respondents to submit reply.

The NRO is a controversial ordinance which was issued by Musharraf granting amnesty to politicians in cases registered between January 1, 1986, and October 12, 1999. However, the ordinance was declared unconstitutional by the top court on December 16, 2009.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Khan
    Aug 28, 2018 - 9:50PM

    What about the plot in Dubai he filled in his declaration form for election?Recommend

  • MARTA
    Aug 29, 2018 - 4:50AM

    @Khan:
    Lucky for him, His accountant did not reside in PanamaRecommend

  • Kickass
    Aug 29, 2018 - 2:40PM

    LIAR LIAR LIARRecommend

  • shakil ahmed
    Aug 29, 2018 - 9:00PM

    His declaration for not having any property/bank account abroad is entirely wrong.
    The Honorable Court may not accept this declaration rather inquire his billions
    of dollars asset in foreign countries through a committee consisting honest officers. Recommend

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