The National Accountability Bureau on Friday (June 14) arrested Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur from Islamabad as Islamabad High Court has rejected the bail plea of the PPP leaders in mega money laundering case.
Faryal Talpur, the sister of former President Asif Ali Zardari would be confined in her house until further orders, said National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman. In a statement, he said that NAB has already ensured preserving the self esteem of Faryal Talpur and the Bureau will continue to do so in future also.
Earlier, NAB arrested Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples party (PPP) Asif Zardari on Monday (June 10) in the same corruption case.
Zardari, Talpur, Omni Group’s Anwar Majid and his sons, and the former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairperson Hussain Lawai are among those being investigated in a case related to money laundering of billions through fictitious bank accounts. In December 2015, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) initiated a discreet investigation into certain bank accounts through which multi-billion rupee transactions have been made after some information came to the fore when an intelligence agency picked up a prominent money changer in an unrelated case.
It was then the Supreme Court intervened and the then chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo moto notice of the ‘slow progress’ in the money-laundering case. In July 2018, Zardari’s close aides Hussain Lawai, Taha Raza and two others were arrested. Subsequently, the first case was registered in the mega-corruption scandal.
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17 November, 2019