ISLAMABAD: An acco­untability court indicted former prime minister Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi in the 190m pounds corruption case on Tuesday.

The couple, however, pleaded not guilty.

Judge Nasir Javed Rana of the accountability court also summoned five witnesses on March 6 for testimony.

The counsel for Mr Khan objected to the indi­ctment, saying that under the law, the charge could only be framed a week after the distribution of copies of challan/reference among the suspects.

He further objected that more than 50 documents provided to the defence counsel were not even readable.

He requested the court to adjourn the hearing for seven days. The counsel pointed out that he has already filed an application seeking provision of the documents.

Sardar Muzaffar Khan Abbasi, the NAB deputy prosecutor general, requ­ested the court to indict Mr Khan and his spouse and suggested that the relevant record would be provided to the defence counsel at the time of recording of statements of the prosecution witnesses.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2024

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