Nawaz sharif files petition for acquittal in toshakhana vehicle reference.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took a significant legal step on Tuesday, submitting a petition to an accountability court seeking exoneration in a case concerning the acquisition of a vehicle from Toshakhana.

Presiding over the hearing related to the Toshakhana vehicle reference, Accountability Court Judge Nasir Javed Rana oversaw proceedings involving President Asif Ali Zardari, along with former Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Advocate Arshad Tabraiz represented President Zardari, while PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif was represented by Advocate Rana Muhammad Irfan, who submitted a plea for acquittal on behalf of his client.

During the session, Judge Nasir Rana noted that notices regarding the acquittal plea had been issued to all parties. In response, the NAB prosecutor expressed intent to forward the acquittal petition to the NAB headquarters, urging for swift action.

The court scheduled arguments on Nawaz Sharif’s acquittal plea for May 23.

Meanwhile, a request for exemption from attendance was filed by former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, which the court granted.

Advocate Arshad Tabraiz argued before the court that President Zardari was protected by presidential immunity, asserting that the case could not proceed against him.

The accountability court adjourned the hearing on the Toshakhana vehicle reference until June 3.

It’s worth noting that on April 17, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) absolved former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of any wrongdoing in the Toshakhana vehicle reference.