He was indicted in a mega cash laundering case final week.
An anti-corruption courtroom in Pakistan on Monday indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane and Thatta Water Supply cases.
Mr. Zardari, 63, the co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was current in the Islamabad-based courtroom and pleaded not responsible.
During the listening to, the courtroom indicted 19 others accused in the Park Lane case and 15 others in the Thatta water provide case.
The courtroom final week had indicted Mr. Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur in a mega cash laundering case.
In the Park Lane case, Mr. Zardari and his son Bilawal Ali Zardari are accused of buying 2,460 kanals of prime property in Islamabad at extraordinarily depreciated charges utilizing frontmen.
In the Thatta water provide case, a personal contractor was illegaly awarded undertaking contracts. In the cash laundering case, it’s alleged pretend accounts have been utilized by the previous President and different accused to park and launder ill-gotten wealth.
The courtroom has rejected Zardari’s plea in search of acquittal in all three cases.
The husband of the nation’s first girl prime minister Benazir Bhutto was arrested final yr by the National Accountability Bureau and probed for months earlier than being launched in December on medical grounds.
Mr. Zardari has maintained the allegations in opposition to him are a vilification marketing campaign by Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) occasion.