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Money laundering case: Court extends interim bail of Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur

KARACHI: A banking court on Monday extended interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur until December 21st in money laundering case, ARY News reported.

Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur appeared before the court this morning.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced Abdul Ghani Majeed, a son of Anwar Majeed, before the court today.

Anwar Majeed, an aide of former president Zardari and owner of the Omni Group of Companies, has also been an accused in the money laundering case.

The sons of Anwar Majeed met former president Zardari in the courtroom during the case hearing. Nimr Majeed was seen sitting alongside with Asif Ali Zardari.

The court adjourned hearing of the case till Dec. 21st.

Zardari was earlier questioned about transactions of bank accounts related to his company. FIA investigators had also handed over a questionnaire to Faryal Talpur related to queries regarding bank accounts. She was also questioned about bank account transactions of the Zardari Group.

According to sources the questionnaire given to Ms Talpur also had also queries related to Omni Group, owned by Zardari’s close aide Anwar Majeed, and Thatta Sugar Mill.

Supreme Court had constituted a six-member joint investigation team to investigate the case.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were among over a dozen suspects named in the money-laundering scam.

According to the FIR registered by FIA, transactions of billions of rupees were made into suspicious accounts, including the Zardari Group, owned by the PPP leaders.

In December 2016, the Pakistan Rangers conducted raids at the Karachi office of the Omni Group of Companies and the residence of its owner Anwar Majeed and confiscated record allegedly related to money laundering.

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