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Pakistan court acquits Benazir, husband of corruption charge


Islamabad : A Pakistan court has acquitted former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Zardari on charges of concealing the fact that they allegedly owned a mansion in Surrey, Britain, from the government.

Islamabad's District and Sessions Judge Mirza Rafiuz Zaman Wednesday acquitted Bhutto and Zardari from the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) charge of concealing assets in their declaration statements submitted to the Election Commission.

The verdict came in the form of the dismissal of the NAB complaint that claimed that the asset declaration statements of the couple did not mention the Surrey mansion they allegedly own.

It also said the couple had submitted incomplete asset declarations to the Election Commission, Daily Times said Thursday.

This is one of the many cases instituted against Bhutto by the government when her rival, and now ally, Nawaz Sharif, was the prime minister.