According to the sources familiar with the developments in the fake accounts case has claimed that the joint investigation team (JIT), probing multi-billion rupees fake accounts case, has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur for investigations. It will be the first time that PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto has been summoned by JIT.
It seems that the problems and difficulties of Zardari family are not over yet. The inclusion of Bilawal Bhutto’s name in the summons is not a good news for Zardari family and PPP workers. Bilawal Bhutto has already hardened his stance against the PTI government.
The PPP leaders have been summoned to record their statements in this case. The sources said the probe team, headed by Additional Director General of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Ahsan Sadiq, issued summons for Bilawal and Faryal for November 28. Former president Zardari has been summoned on November 29.
The sources said the FIA and the probe team have found “sufficient evidence” against the three PPP leaders, on the basis of which they have been summoned to record their statements before the JIT.
They further said the probe team is also sending a reminder to United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities seeking the Emirati Law and Justice Department’s help regarding details of Dubai-based company KAM International’s accounts and transactions worth Rs27 billion. The company is owned by Anwar Majeed family. Anwar Majeed, his son and some top executives of the Omni group has already been arrested.
Meanwhile, the JIT also scrutinised around 300 accounts carrying 10,000 different transactions, involving over 600 individuals and 220 private companies allegedly involved in fake accounts scam. The FIA suspected that billions of rupees had been money laundered in which Zardari group of companies were also involved.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan constituted the JIT to investigate the money laundering of billions of rupees through the fake account. The JIT is collecting evidence and related information to unearth all those who are involved in the money laundering and tax evasions.
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17 November, 2019