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Court to indict Asif Zardari, Talpur in fake bank accounts case on Oct 4

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has fixed October 4 to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the money laundering through fake bank accounts case, ARY News reported.

The hearing was presided over by Judge Muhammad Bashir at the judicial complex amid tight security measures. At the outset of the hearing, Judge Muhammad Bashir asked from Asif Ali Zardari that has he received the copies of the reference?

“We have reached the courtroom a while ago, need time to consult with my lawyers”, Zardari replied to the judge.

To this, the court-ordered to indict all accused persons on the next hearing after providing them with the copies of the reference.

Meanwhile, daughter of Asif Zardari, Asifa Bhutto, Nafeesa Shah, Rubina Khalid and other Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders reached the judicial complex to meet party leaders.

On September 4, an accountability court had extended judicial remand of Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur till September 19 in Thatta Water Supply scheme reference.

According to the accountability reference, Harish and Company had taken a contract for water supply from the Special Initiative Department of Sindh but no work was done on the project. It was further alleged that these funds were used to meet the expenses of Naudero House.

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NAB investigation officer Mohammad Furqan had informed the court that Rs. 39 million cheques were issued for Thatta Urban Water Supply scheme, which were sent to a fake account at Sindh Bank Gol Market branch in Karachi.

Abdul Ghani Majeed accepted those accounts, investigation officer said. It was a misappropriation of overall 509.6 million amount, he had said.

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