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Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari in court on graft charges

Published on Jan 9, 2014 1:58 PM
 
Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari flashing a victory sign as he leaves an anti-corruption court after his hearing in Islamabad on January 9, 2014. Zardari appeared before an anti-corruption court on January 9 over multimillion dollar graft allegations dating back to the 1990s. The cases against Zardari relate to kickbacks, money-laundering and the illegal construction of a polo ground at the prime minister's official residence, during his slain wife Benazir Bhutto's two stints as premier. -- PHOTO: AFP 

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari appeared before an anti-corruption court on Thursday over multimillion-dollar graft allegations dating back to the 1990s.

The cases against Zardari relate to kickbacks, money-laundering and the illegal construction of a polo ground at the prime minister's official residence, during his slain wife Benazir Bhutto's two stints as premier.

As president, Zardari enjoyed immunity from prosecution, but this ended when he stepped down in September last year after five years in office.

After a brief session, the hearing was adjourned to Jan 18.

 
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