Court extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts

Court extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur in fake bank accounts

F.P. Report

KARACHI: A banking court of Karachi has extended the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur until December 21st in fake bank accounts case, on Monday.

According to details, Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before the court.

Meanwhile, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced Abdul Ghani Majeed, a son of Anwar Majeed before the court today.

Anwar Majeed, an aide and owner of the Omni Group of Companies, has also been an accused in the fake accounts case.

The sons of Anwar Majeed met former president Zardari in the courtroom during the case hearing. Nimr Majeed was seen sitting alongside with Asif Ali Zardari.

The court adjourned hearing of the case till Dec. 21st.

Earlier, Zardari was questioned about transactions of bank accounts related to his company. FIA investigators had also handed over a questionnaire to Faryal Talpur related to queries regarding fake bank accounts. She was also questioned about bank account transactions of the Zardari Group.

According to sources the questionnaire given to Ms Talpur also had also queries related to Omni Group, owned by Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed, and Thatta Sugar Mill.

Supreme Court had constituted a six-member joint investigation team to investigate the fake bank accounts case.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were among over a dozen suspects named in the money-laundering scam.

According to the FIR registered by FIA, transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious accounts, including the Zardari Group, owned by the PPP leaders.

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