Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Zardari, Talpur to appear before accountability court in fake account case

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ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur will appear before an accountability court in Islamabad in fake account case on Monday.

The accountability court had summoned 24 accused, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister to appear before the court on April 8 (today) in the fake account case. Accountability Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik will hear the case.

It is pertinent to mention here that a banking court in Karachi on the request of National Accountability Bureau had transfer the fake bank accounts case to the accountability court in Islamabad for trial.

The Money laundering case

Former President Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and other accused are facing an inquiry into the money laundering scam involving over Rs35 billion money 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.

Read More: Strict security measures finalised for Zardari, Faryal’s court hearing

Earlier, Strict security measures had been finalised on Sunday at the accountability court where Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur would appear in the money laundering case on Monday.

As many as 2,000 police personnel would be stationed along with 200 personnel from Punjab Rangers.

DIG Operations Waqaruddin Syed said that no unauthorized person will be allowed to enter in the NAB courts and no one will be allowed to take laws into their hands.

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