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Money laundering case: FIA submits report over fake bank accounts in Supreme Court

Written by The Frontier Post

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has submitted report in Supreme Court over fake bank accounts on Tuesday.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case and during the proceeding, the FIA suggested to form Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

FIA informed that court that former Chairman Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai is under judicial custody and adding that former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have taken pre-arrest bail in the case.

Meanwhile, Ghani’s lawyer Shahid Hamid’s appeal seeking approval for meeting with his client was also rejected by the top judge.

CJP Nisar directed to carry out proper medical treatment of the accused.

Earlier on Monday, Asif Zardari and his sister appeared before FIA and recorded their statements.

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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