Mega money laundering through fake bank accounts’ case took a dramatic turn during the today hearing as two women suspects filed a plea in the court offering to give their testimony in the case. The two women told the accountability court’s Judge Arshad Malik that they had made a similar request to the National Accountability Bureau chairman as well. The court then directed the women to submit their written pleas before the judge.
An accountability court on Monday (April 8) adjourned the haring of mega money laundering case as Pakistan Peoples Party leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before the court for involvement in the case. During the hearing, the court rejected exemption plea of Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur and ordered them to attend all the hearings of the 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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17 November, 2019