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FIA notice only demands explanation regarding a Rs15million transaction, Aitzaz defends Zardari

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday said that his party’s co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has no connection with the Rs35billion money laundering case, ARY News reported.

Addressing a press conference alongside party leaders Sherry Rehman and Farhatullah Babar, Aitzaz Ahsan said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notice pasted outside Bilawal House only demands explanation about a Rs15million cheque credited into Zardari group’s account not money laundering as reported by a section of media.

“We also reject this allegation (about the Rs15million cheque) and will defend it in the court but the impression being given to public about some Rs35billion scam is entirely wrong as the matter upon which Zardari and Faryal Talpur’s names were put on ECL involves only Rs15million, an allegation (PPP co-chairman’s counsel) Farooq Naik will refute at any suitable platform,” said Aitzaz.

He also questioned as to why Asif Zardari’s name was put on ECL without the due legal process.

It is pertinent to note here that earlier in the day, FIA issued notices to former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur which were pasted outside Bilawal House.

FIA has summoned the duo on July 11 (Wednesday) to record their statements in the case.

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