Pakistan Peoples Party leader and Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh’s name has been removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) in a probe into the on-going money laundering and fake bank accounts case, a private media outlet reported.
Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Shaikh’s name was among the 172 people included on the ECL in connection to the money laundering scam. However, following the recommendation of the JIT later, the provincial minister’s name was taken off the no-fly list.
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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