A banking court on Friday has extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former president, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till January 7 in an ongoing money laundering case.
The FIA is investigating 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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18 August, 2019