LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday indicted eight accused including former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf in Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco) illegal appointments case.
Accountability Court-V Judge Syed Najam ul Hassan Bukhari conducted the trial proceedings against the former premier and others today.
Asharf and other accused appeared before the court on being summoned.
Advocate Iftikhar Shahid, on behalf of Ashraf, requested the court to issue directions for provision of clear copies of reference as the copies provided by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were not readable.
He questioned how the reference proceedings could be moved ahead in absence of clear copies.
At this, the NAB’s counsel submitted that clear copies of reference were provided to parties in compliance of court orders about one month ago. He requested the court to indict the accused.
However, the court adjourned the matter for a short time and asked the NAB officials to provide clear copies of the reference.
Later, the court resumed the hearing and indicted all the accused. But, all accused denied the charges and pleaded not guilty. They contended to contest the charges.
At this, the court adjourned the matter till October 7 and summoned four prosecution witnesses for recording their statements.