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Money laundering case: Interim bail of Zardari, Talpur extended till Jan 23

KARACHI: A banking court on Monday extended the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till Jan 23 in a money laundering case, ARY News reported.

Zardari and Talpur appeared before the court for extension in their interim bail which expired on
Jan 7. They were represented by Abu Bakar Zardari instead of Farooq H. Naek.

During the hearing, the court said it could not take any action in the case under Supreme Court orders.

The medical report of Omni group tycoon Anwar Majeed was presented to the court by jail officials.

A large number of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders were present outside the court who remained peaceful.

Zardari and Talpur 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 Majeed are also being investigated in the scandal. They both are in custody.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the mega money laundering scam submitted its report of 7500 pages with more than a dozen volumes and pointed out a key politician’s involvement in money-laundering through fake bank accounts.

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