ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur to record their statements in relation to a Rs35 million money laundering case on Saturday.
Earlier, FIA had declared former president Zardari, Talpur absconders in the case.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money-laundering from fictitious accounts, under which Zardari’s close aide and Pakistan Stock Exchange Chairman Hussain Lawai was also arrested earlier this month.
The FIA inquiry started when the financial monitoring unit of the State Bank of Pakistan generated a ‘suspicious transaction report’ in January this year regarding ten bank accounts.
Sources maintain that over 20 ‘benami’ accounts at a private bank were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made.