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Money laundering case: Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur appear before FIA

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ISMALABAD:  Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have appeared before Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in money laundering case against them on Monday.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Syed Yousaf Raza Gillan, Aitzaz Ahsan and Zardari’s lawyer Farooq H. Naik and were also present on the occasion.

According to reports, the accused recorded their statements in the case.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had approved protective bail of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in money laundering case.

On the other hand, banking court had extendedinterim bail of PPP leader Faryal Talpur till September 4in money laundering case.

A session court in Karachi had declared Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur absconders in the case while Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed along with his son Abdul Ghani were arrested from Supreme Court (SC).

Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and their associates are accused of sending Rs35 billion abroad through fake accounts after which, their names were placed on Exit Control List (ECL).

Hussain Lawai, chairman of Pakistan Stock Exchange, and his associates are accused of opening 29 fake accounts in the Summit Bank and United Bank of Pakistan Limited.

FIA had prepared a report, revealing that more than 10 political personalities were allegedly involved in fictitious transactions worth Rs35 billion.

 

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