RAWALPINDI: An Accountability Court (AC) today recorded statements of a prosecution witness, Naqi Imam Malik, an accountant of Sakrand Sugar Mills, in illegal assets reference against former president Asif Ali Zardari.

Zardari’s counsel Farooq H Naik also appeared in the court.The court adjourned the hearing till November, 2 after recording the statement of the prosecution witness.

While talking to media outside the court, Naik, said that the illegal assets case against his client was instituted in 1997 and trial started in 2000.

He further added to it by, saying that accountants of Sakrand Sugar Mills and Ansari Sugar Mills were also witness in the case, who have told the court that the share certificates of these two sugar mills were not in the name of Zardari.

“We have filed an application for acquittal and statement of only one witness has yet to be recorded. Later we will request the court to conduct proceeding on the acquittal application,” he stated.