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AC to Indict Ex-PM Gillani, Six Others in Illegal Contracts Case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday has decided to indict seven suspects including former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in illegal advertisements contract case.

Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik directed all the accused, including the PPP leader, to ensure their presence on the next hearing for the purpose.

According to details, the court has summoned all the accused in the case on July 2 and copies of the reference have been handed over to them.

Let it be known that the suspects include erstwhile premier Yousaf Raza Gillani, Farooq Awan and five others who are facing charges of awarding illegal contracts.

Gilani in 2011, as minister of IT, in collusion with the ministry’s then secretary Farooq Awan and others awarded advertisement contracts illegally, thus causing a loss to the national exchequer.