ISLAMABAD- An Islamabad accountability court has acquitted former President Asif Ali Zardari in Ursus tractor and ARY Gold NAB references.

Accountability court judge Bashir Asif has set the hearing for the SGS and Cotecna reference on December 17. The court has already acquitted all the co-accused in the five corruption references during the tenure of the PPP government.

The accountability court of Islamabad reopened the references after expiry of the term of former president Mr Zardari, in October last year. The former president, however, filed applications for his acquittal without facing trial, after he made appearance in the accountability court earlier this year.