ISLAMABAD: PPP co-chairman and former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday claimed that his party will have the next government in the country.
During an interaction with media persons after appearing before an accountability court in Islamabad, Asif Ali Zardari said the PPP would be “next turn” to form the government in the country.
“The accountability process will continue till the country’s economy declines further,” the PPP leader said in response to a question.
‘Zardari cannot be blamed after new NAB ordinance’
Earlier, the former president appeared before an accountability court in Islamabad and filed a acquittal in the Rs 8 billion suspicious transaction case.
During the proceedings, his lawyer Farooq Hamid Naik argued that Zardari cannot be charged in the case after the new NAB ordinance.
“No allegation of damage to the national exchequer has been made against my client in the case,” the lawyer said. He said that this case did not come under corruption and corrupt practices.
Therefore, the accountability court has no jurisdiction to hear the matter, argued the counsel.
Zardari’s counsel said that charges related to registered sale deeds of Rs 15 crore have been leveled against his client and as per the case, the amount was paid through bank cheques.
He said the bank’s checks did not belong to Asif Ali Zardari.
“First of all tell me whether this petition is acceptable or not?” asked the judge.
The counsel requested the court to issue notice to NAB and seek its reply and said that he would give his arguments on it.
Meanwhile, the judge reserved the verdict on the admissibility of the petition and said he would announce his decision soon.