ISLAMABAD: A petition was filed in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Court on Saturday to acquit former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari in all cases filed against him, ARY News reports.
Asif Zardari's lawyer Farooq H. Naek, in his petition, stated his stance that Asif Zardari cannot appear in the court due to security concerns and should be acquitted in all the cases against him. He told the court that no witness came to testify against the former President.
Lawyer representing NAB, in his arguments, said that the court should grant exemption to Asif Ali Zardari on day to day basis instead of granting him permanent exemption to appear in the court. Farooq H. Naek, defense counsel, in his arguments said that his client will appear in the court whenever the bench will order him to.
NAB Judge Mohammad Basheer reserved the judgment and will announce the verdict on 3rd February. The bench also ordered NAB's lawyer to file his objections in the next hearing.