The National Accountability Bureau on Tuesday 9May 14) submitted details of its ongoing investigation against former President Asif Ali Zardari in mega money laundering through fake bank accounts.
In report, submitted by NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi submitted in Islamabad High Court (IHC), NAB stated that there are a total of 26 inquiries being conducted in relation to the fake accounts case. The bureau has also said that it started its probe into the fake accounts on the Supreme Court’s orders. Arrests warrants have been issued against Zardari in only one case, the report stated.
References in money laundering through fake bank accounts, Pink Residency and water supply schemes have already been filed against him.
The FIA investigated 32 people including Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, in relation to money laundering from over 20 ‘benami’ accounts, opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for transactions worth billions of rupees. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe. The amount, according to FIA sources, is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.
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20 July, 2019