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Faryal Talpur granted pre-arrest bail

LARKANA: Two days after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) declared Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in a money-laundering scam involving Rs35 billion, the latter obtained pre-arrest bail from the Sindh High Court on Monday.

Ms Talpur filed a petition in the SHC Larkana circuit bench seeking pre-arrest bail.

The bench approved bail for the PPP leader for six days and directed her to surrender to the court concerned in the case.

Advocate Farooq H Naek, who represented the petitioner, stated that the FIA case is based on malafides and a ploy to keep the PPP leaders away from the electoral race.

On Saturday, the FIA’s State Bank Circle submitted a charge-sheet of the case against Hussain Lawai and other suspects in the relevant court.

Zardari and his sister were among over a dozen suspects declared absconders in the money-laundering scam.

According to the FIR registered by FIA,  transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious accounts, including the one owned by the PPP leaders, the Zardari Group which is accused of receiving Rs15 million of the laundered money.

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