ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Friday issued perpetual warrants of arrest for ex-prime minister Shaukat Aziz and his accomplice Arif Alauddin in a reference. He was accused of misusing authority and causing loss to the national exchequer. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik issued the arrest warrants against the accused due to his continuous absence from proceedings in a corruption scam. The court expressed displeasure over the absence of the accused and also issued arrest warrants against the other accused, Arif Alauddin. The former prime minister is accused of illegally appointing Basharat Hasan Bashir as consultant for Alternative Energy Board on an MP-II scale salary package. The appointment was in violation of MP scale policy guidelines and the board’s regulations.