IHC to hear plea challenging Zardari’s acquittal in Polo Ground reference
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday fixed hearing into National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea challenging former president Asif Ali Zardari’s acquittal in Polo Ground and Ursus Tractors corruption references.
IHC after three years fixed two out of four NAB’s pleas against Zardari’s acquittal by Islamabad’s accountability court.
A two member bench of Islamabad High Court presided over by Chief Justice of the IHC Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb will take up plea on April 18.
Zardari was acquitted on May 28, 2014 in the Polo Ground reference.
Reference filed in 2000 alleged that polo ground at Prime Minister House was constructed during second tenure of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on verbal orders of her husband Asif Ali Zardari to CDA chairmen Saeed Mehdi and Shafi Sehwani at an estimated cost of Rs52.29 million.