Pakistan: Pakistan court formally indicts ex-president Zardari in graft case

Pakistan’s anti-graft court indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari on charges of corruption, as the opposition groups accused the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan of persecution.

Mr Azam Khan, a judge of an accountability court, formally framed charges against Zardari for buying assets overseas from undeclared sources, said Mr Muzafar Abbasi, a deputy prosecutor at the National Accountability Bureau, by phone.

Zardari, the widower of the country’s assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has been accused of having dozens of bogus bank accounts, a charge he denies, saying he was being politically victimised by Mr Khan’s government.

The original full article can be found at straitstimes.com

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