ISLAMABAD, June 23: The accountability court of Federal Capital has decided to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari, Omni Group’s chairman Khawaja Anwar Majeed, Hussain Lawai and other accused in a mega money laundering reference on July 7.
According to an order issued by accountability judge Mohammad Azam Khan, “because of prevailing situation of Covid-19 pandemic the presence of accused for the purpose of framing of charges will be procured through Skype/video link facility”.
The order stated that accused Khawaja Anwar Majeed, who is in judicial custody at the district prison, Malir, and Hussain Lawai, Taha Raza and Mohammad Umair, who are in judicial custody in Adiala jail, Rawalpindi, may attend the court proceedings through video link.
However, the court directed other accused to appear in person during framing of charges.
The court asked the registrar of the accountability court, Karachi, to ensure the identity of accused Khawaja Anwar Majeed under treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi.
The court directed the registrar of the accountability court, Islamabad, to ensure identity of Lawai, Raza and Umair at Rawalpindi’s central prison.
It asked the National Accountability Bureau, Karachi, to arrange the video link facility for procuring the attendance of Mr Majeed.