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Efforts underway to save corrupt elements in fake bank accounts case: sources

ISLAMABAD: As several references have been filed in the fake bank accounts case, a mafia has become active to save corrupt elements named in the fake bank accounts case, ARY News reported.

In this regard ARY News learnt that, pressure is mounting with every passing day to remove some officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to dent the case proceedings and recommendations are coming from various sources for a ‘favour’ in the ongoing money laundering references.

Sources further added that some of the NAB officials are in contact with political personalities and important information is being transmitted to them in the mega money laundering case.

Efforts were underway to weaken the ongoing progress on the money laundering cases; sources said whereas the investigation teams have showed their resolve to carry on the investigation on the merit and refrain from bowing down to any pressure.

It was further learnt that a message was sent by the politicians to such NAB officials to serve as they were indicted in the bureau by heavy investments. “Now this is the time to serve us.”

Money laundering case

Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused are facing a probe into the money laundering scam involving over Rs35 billion laundered through fake bank accounts.

Zardari’s close aides Hussain Lawai and Anwar Majeed are also being investigated in the scandal. They both are in custody.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe into the mega money laundering scam submitted its report in the Supreme Court. The report revealed that 29 fake bank accounts had been identified, which were used for money laundering.

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