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AC orders recording testimonies of witnesses in fake bank accounts reference

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad has ordered to record testimonies of witnesses in the next hearing of fake bank accounts reference against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

The accountability court’s judge Azam Khan heard the corruption reference against Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and others related to fake bank accounts.

During the hearing, the counsel submitted a plea of Zardari and Talpur seeking exemption from personal appearance which was approved by the court.

Read: Zardari, Talpur indicted in money laundering case, plead innocence

The judge ordered defence counsel to name his assistant lawyer for recording the testimonies of witnesses in the next hearing.

Later, the court was adjourned till November 19.

Earlier, it emerged that police officials were expected to produce an accused Hussain Lawai before the court. It is noteworthy to mention here that the previous hearing was adjourned due to absence of the accused’s lawyer.

Read: NAB files eight references in fake bank accounts case

Former president Asif Ali Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, his aunt Faryal Talpur, former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, provincial minister Anwar Siyal and others are among as many as 172 accused in the fake accounts case.

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