Sindh High Court in Karachi granted ten days protective bail to former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in two cases pertaining to Mega money laundering.the court also rejected Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur’s petitions seeking stay order in money laundering transfer case and maintained the apex court’s orders.
Earlier National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) a banking court on Friday (March 15) ordered the transfer of the fake bank accounts and mega money laundering case to Islamabad.
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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17 November, 2019