IHC adjourns hearing Zardari’s plea

-Park Lane reference

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned former president Asif Ali Zardari’s plea seeking to nullify the August 7 judgment of the accountability court in Park Lane properties reference.
The plea was taken up by a two-member bench of the IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Ghulam Azam Qambrani. As soon as the hearing began, the lawyer of the former president said that the NAB courts cannot investigate the mega-money laundering case.
According to an amendment made in section 27 of the Financial Action Recovery Act, the banking court can hear investigate the money laundering case, not the NAB courts, he added.
Zardari’s lawyer further said in his argument before the court that the governor State Bank of Pakistan has not filed a reference against his client, neither sent any notice. Justice Amir Farooq said that the court will see the legal aspects of the and adjourned the further hearing into the case until November 10.