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Fake accounts’ case: more arrests made ahead of Zardari’s production

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has made more arrests ahead of the production of former president Asif Ali Zardari in fake accounts’ case, ARY News reported.

Karachi Development Authority (KDA) secretary Najamuz Zaman and project director Hassan Memon have been arrested from Karachi.

The arrested persons were said to have important information regarding fake accounts’ case, sources privy to NAB said.

Najamuz Zaman is facing charges of handing over plot to Zardari’s frontman that had been allocated for temple and library in Clifton.

Moreover, Hassan Memon was accused of submitting looted money in fake bank accounts.

The anti-corruption watchdog has taken transit remand of the arrested duo who will be shifted to Islamabad on Sunday (tomorrow).

Earlier in the day, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, have challenged the banking court’s decision of transfer of money laundering case against them to Rawalpindi, in Sindh High Court.

On March 15, a banking court in Karachi had ordered to transfer money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused to Rawalpindi.

With the ruling of transfer of the case to Rawalpindi, the bails of Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and others accused have been suspended.

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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