KARACHI - All NAB cases within and outside the country against PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari have been withdrawn. Asif Ali Zardari had filed a petition in Sindh High Court for withdrawal of two cases under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), filed against him abroad. A two-member bench of SHC comprising Justice Mrs Qaiser Iqbal and Mr Justice Mehmood Alam Rizvi held the hearing on the petition on Tuesday. On the occasion, Prosecutor General NAB submitted before the court that govt had withdrawn all cases against Asif Ali Zardari within and outside the country. He also produced documents regarding the withdrawal of Swiss case on which court asked him about the London case, prosecutor responded that it had also been abolished. The SHC settled the petition after registering the statement of Prosecutor General.  Adnan Karim, lawyer of Asif Ali Zardari while talking to The Nation said that previous govts had registered many cases against his client but failed to prove a single case in the court. He further said that as many as 8 NAB references and 4 other cases were registered against Asif Ali Zardari which now have been settled.  Briefing about the cases, he said that the BMW case is a concocted case of a second hand car imported by a person other than Zardari as admitted by the prosecution. Even if the car had been imported by Zardari, there is not a shred of evidence by which it could be sent to an Accountability Court, he said. 'In cases of disputed duty, the car is seized and the duty is either paid or the car is sold'. The assets case is a case where disputed assets have been put at the door of Zardari and through him at the door of his wife. Using the disputed assets as a reason for a collateral purpose, the undisputed and owned assets of the couple had also been frozen, he said. He said that the regime was trying to blackmail both former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari to stop supporting democracy and peoples rights in the country or they will lose their owned and declared assets. Both of them had resisted because of the devotion to the people of the country and their dedication to the cause of democracy, he said. 'ARY-Gold Case: to prevent black-marketing and to document the economy, the PPP govt invited tenders and through a transparent process the Ministry of Commerce (and not the Prime Minister's Secretariat) awarded contracts for the import of gold. After the overthrow of the PPP govt, gold import awards were given in a non-transparent manner and a case registered against Asif, he added. Accountability References settled through NRO: 1.Reference No. 14/2001 (Assets Reference), Accountability Court No. IV, Rawalpindi. 2.Reference No. 6/2000 (Polo Ground Reference), Accountability Court No. IV, Rawalpindi.   3.Reference No. 25/2000 (Ursus Tractors Reference), Accountability Court No. IV, Rawalpindi.  4.Reference No. 41/2001 (SGS Reference), Accountability Court No. II, Rawalpindi.  5.Reference No. 23/2000 (ARY Gold Reference), Accountability Court No. II, Rawalpindi. 6.Reference No. 35/2000 (Cotecna Reference) Accountability Court No. II, Rawalpindi.  7.Reference No. 59/2002 (BMW Car Reference), Pending before Accountability 8.Ref No. 27/2000 (Steel Mills Case). In this Reference, Zardari was convicted by Accountability Court No. Rawalpindi vide judgment dated 12-9-2002 for 7 years imprisonment and Rs 30 million penalty. Appeal filed against the said judgment in September 2002 before Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench as well as in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. LHC Rawalpindi Bench announced its judgment on September 9, 2004 and set aside the conviction awarded by Accountability Court.