Pakistan Peoples Party president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday (March 27) filed for pre-arrest bail petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a case pertaining to mega money laundering through fake bank accounts.
In the petition, which names NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal and deputy director Mohammad Kamran, the former president has sought a pre-arrest bail until the end of the trial and requested the court to order the bureau to furnish details of all inquiries against him.
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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20 June, 2019