Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Faryal Talpur on Tuesday (April 30) challenged her summoning by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in JV (Joint Venture)-Opal 225 case. The plaintiff took the stance that it is not in the NAB’s jurisdiction to investigate JV-Opal 225 case. She challenged NAB’s inquiry in Supreme Court.
Faryal Talpur requested the apex court to nullify the NAB inquiry and suspend the summon notice. It is worth mentioning here that the PPP leader has been alleged of taking Rs1 billion bribe in JV-Opal 225 case.
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.
The Supreme Court on Jan 16 in a detailed judgment, authored by Justice Ijazul Ahsan directed to transfer the JIT report and all the material collected by the team to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) immediately. The court directed the NAB to prepare the references.
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