ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday acquitted former law minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Babar Awan in the Nandipur power project reference.
The accountability court announced the verdict reserved earlier.
The court, meanwhile, rejected the acquittal pleas of former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Shumaila Mehmood, Riaz Kiyani and Dr Riaz in the Nandipur reference filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Earlier, Babar Awan filed an application in an accountability court, seeking acquittal in the Nandipur power project reference.
According to media reports, earlier Awan had withdrawn his acquittal plea at the eleventh-hour as accountability court judge Mohammad Arshad Malik was about to pass a verdict in the case.
According to media reports, the PTI leader had filed the application under Section 265-K of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the accountability court in October last year.
On February 11, the court reserved its decision on the acquittal plea after Awan and the NAB prosecutor concluded their arguments.