Islamabad: The court today reopened five anti-corruption cases against Ex- President Asif Ali Zardari and sought his answer to the allegations within two weeks.
Earlier, the situations filed against Zardari by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had been put off because of the legal immunity he relished throughout his tenure as head of the state.
The identical court had earlier issued the other accused in these situations. Zardari, 58, became the first Pakistani President to complete a full five-year term in September. Swiss administration were recently communicated by the Pakistan government to reopen graft cases against Zardari but they said on October 8 that the time limit for doing so had passed.
In a distinct development, the designation of former Interior receptionist Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as head of the NAB has been disputed in the Supreme Court. solicitor Zafarullah Jamali, who filed the challenge,asked the court to hit down the designation since Chaudhry did not fulfil the benchmark for the mail. The vital post was lying vacant since May 28 when the Supreme Court had dismissed then NAB head, Admiral (retired) Fasih Bukhari.