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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is withdrawing the ARY Gold and polo ground references against President Asif Ali Zardari, DawnNews reported on Tuesday. Earlier, the bureau withdrew the Cotecna case against Zardari.

Sources said the NAB had directed its lawyers to proceed in this regard.

In the ARY Gold reference, President Zardari was accused of facilitating the company in establishing a monopoly over gold imports in Pakistan. He was also accused of receiving a commission as part of the deal allegedly struck during Benazir Bhutto's government.

In the polo ground reference, President Zardari was accused of building a polo ground in the Prime Minister's residence from government money during Benazir's government. — DawnNews