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Nawaz Sharif, Zardari and Gillani nominated in Toshakhana reference

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NAB filed a toshakhana reference against five accused, including former President Asif Zardari, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

Anwar Majid and Abdul Ghani Majeed, close associates of Asif Zardari, were also named in the reference filed in the Accountability Court of Islamabad.

NAB reference states that former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani benefited Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif obtained gift of vehicles which were obtained after paying 15% of the original price.

According to the reference, Asif Ali Zardari also received car gifts from Libya and the United Arab Emirates. The former president used the vehicles instead of submitting them to toshakhana.

The reference further states that Nawaz Sharif was not in any position in 2008. He was given a car from the toshakhana in 2008 without any application.

The reference has requested that the accused be subjected to corruption under the section of the NAB Ordinance so they should be punished in accordance with the law.