A banking court in Karachi has extended the interim bail of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his ister Faryal Talpur till February 14.
Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Wednesday appeared before a banking court in Karachi amid tight security, in an ongoing mega money laundering through fake bank accounts. During the last hearing, Zardari’s counsel, Farooq H Naek, had said that there can be no headway in the case till a final chalan is submitted.
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.
The Supreme Court on Jan 16 in a detailed judgment, authored by Justice Ijazul Ahsan directed to transferred 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